Senior Research Scientist
Research Assistant Professor, Community Health and Health
Research Assistant Professor, Psychology
The influence of close relationships on self-regulation, well-being, health, health behaviors, and addictive behaviors; the influence of substance use on close relationship functioning and intimate partner aggression; daily diary and EMA research methods.
Derrick, J. L., Testa, M., & Leonard, K. E. (2014). Daily
reports of intimate partner verbal aggression by self and partner:
Short-term consequences and implications for measurement.
Psychology of Violence, 4, 416-431.
Crane, C. A., Testa, M., Derrick, J. L., & Leonard, K. E.
(2014). Daily associations among self-control, heavy episodic
drinking, and relationship functioning: An examination of actor and
partner effects. Aggressive Behavior. 40.
Houston, R. J., Derrick, J. L., Leonard, K. E., Testa, M.,
Quigley, B. M., & Kubiak, A. (2014). Effects of heavy drinking
on executive cognitive functioning in a community sample.
Addictive Behaviors, 39, 345-349.
PMID:24459697 DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.09.032
Levitt, A., Derrick, J. L., & Testa, M. (2014).
Relationship-specific alcohol expectancies and gender moderate the
effects of relationship-drinking contexts on daily relationship
functioning. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75,
Testa, M., & Derrick, J. L. (2014). A daily process
examination of the temporal association between alcohol use and
verbal and physical aggression in community couples. Psychology
of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 127-138.
PMID:24341618 DOI: 10.1037/a0032988
Derrick, J. L. (2013). Energized by television: Familiar
fictional worlds restore self-control. Social Psychological and
Personality Science, 4, 299-307.
Derrick, J. L., Leonard, K. E., & Homish, G. G. (2013). Perceived partner responsiveness predicts decreases in smoking during the first nine years of marriage. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15, 1528-1536.
PMID:23420901 DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntt011
Derrick, J. L., Leonard, K. E., & Homish, G. G. (2012). Dependence regulation in newlywed couples: A prospective examination. Personal Relationships, 19, 644-662.
PMID:25110457 doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2011.01384.x
Derrick, J. L., Leonard, K. E., Quigley, B. M., Houston, R. J.,
Testa, M., & Kubiak, A. (2010). Relationship-specific alcohol
expectancies in couples with concordant and discrepant drinking
patterns. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71,
Derrick, J. L., Gabriel, S., & Hugenberg, K. J. (2009).
Social surrogacy: How favored television programs provide the
experience of belonging. Journal of Experimental Social
Psychology, 45, 352-362.
Derrick, J. L., Gabriel, S., & Tippin, B. (2008). Parasocial
relationships and self-discrepancies: Faux relationships have
benefits for low self-esteem individuals. Personal
Relationships, 15, 261-280.
Murray, S. L., Derrick, J. L., Leder, S., & Holmes, J. G.
(2008). Balancing connectedness and self-protection goals in close
relationships: A levels of processing perspective on risk
regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,
PMID:1828429 DOI: 10.1037/0022-35188.8.131.529
Derrick, J. L. & Murray, S. L. (2007). Enhancing
relationship perceptions by reducing felt inferiority: The role of
attachment style. Personal Relationships, 14, 531-549.