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Jaye L. Derrick, PhD

Jaye L. Derrick, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Social-Personality Psychology

Research Assistant Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior

Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2227

Google scholar page

Social Processes Lab

Primary Research Areas

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.

Representative and Recent Publications

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. 440-450. 

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, 269-278.

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.
DOI: 10.1177/1948550612454889

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, 761-768.

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.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2008.00197.x

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, 94, 429-459.
PMID:1828429 DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.94.3.429

Derrick, J. L. & Murray, S. L. (2007). Enhancing relationship perceptions by reducing felt inferiority: The role of attachment style. Personal Relationships, 14, 531-549.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2007.00170.x