Senior Research Scientist
Research Assistant Professor, Community Health and Health
Research Assistant Professor, Psychology
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2227
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.
Murray, S. L., Holmes, J. G., Derrick, J. L., Harris, B., Griffin, D. W., & Pinkus, R. T. (in press). Cautious to a fault: Self-protection and the trajectory of marital satisfaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Derrick, J. L. (in press). Energized by television: Familiar fictional worlds restore self-control. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Derrick, J. L., Leonard, K. E., & Homish, G. G. (in press). Dependence regulation in newlywed couples: A prospective examination. Personal Relationships.
Parks, K. A., Collins, R. L., & Derrick, J. L. (2012). The influence of marijuana and alcohol use on condom use behavior: Findings from a sample of young adult female bar drinkers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Testa, M., Kubiak, A., Quigley, B. M., Houston, R. J., Derrick, J. L., Levitt, A., Homish, G. G., & Leonard, K. E. (2012). Husband and wife alcohol use as independent or interactive predictors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 268-276.
Murray, S. L., Griffin, D. W., Derrick, J. L., Harris, B.,
Aloni, M., & Leder, S. (2011). Tempting fate or inviting
happiness? Unrealistic idealization prevents the decline of marital
satisfaction. Psychological Science, 22, 619-626.
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.
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,
Derrick, J. L. & Murray, S. L. (2007). Enhancing
relationship perceptions by reducing felt inferiority: The role of
attachment style. Personal Relationships, 14, 531-549.