Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD

RIA Director
Senior Research Scientist

Clinical Psychology

Research Professor, Psychiatry
Research Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2566
Email: leonard@ria.buffalo.edu
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Primary Research Areas

Marital/family processes; parenting and infant development; interpersonal aggression; bar violence; domestic violence.

Research Projects

5/25/16
Testa | Leonard | Collins
Researchers will examine the impact of alcohol and fluctuating levels of self-control on incidents of intimate partner aggression.
1/26/16
Testa | Derrick | Leonard | Collins
The acute effects of marijuana use within couples will be examined as a way of understanding the potential role of marijuana in understanding partner aggression, both immediately after use, and as it develops over time
9/22/17
Testa | Leonard | Parks
The role of college men’s alcohol use in sexual aggression perpetration was examined using 1) a prospective survey study over five semesters and 2) a 56-day daily report study considering whether drinking episodes increase the odds of subsequent sexual aggression.
7/15/15
Leonard | Testa | Quigley | Houston | Homish
Researchers examined the relationship between heavy drinking, impulsivity and aggression in married couples.
2/26/16
Testa | Leonard | Quigley
Two studies considered the acute effects of alcohol use within couples on conflict and aggression: 1) an experimental alcohol administration study using a conflict resolution paradigm and 2) a 56-day daily diary study examining whether drinking episodes increase the odds of subsequent partner aggression.
5/23/16
Leonard | Collins
This grant funds a postdoctoral training program for scientists planning a career in addictions research.

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