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Jaye L. Derrick, Ph.D.

Jaye L. Derrick

Associate Professor
Director, Social Processes Lab
Social, Personality, & Health Psychology
Ph.D., University at Buffalo, SUNY

Heyne Building, Room 207E
Phone: 713-743-0485
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B.A., Texas A&M University, 2002
M.A., University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2004
Ph.D., University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2008

Research Interests

The influence of close relationships (and faux 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.

Courses Taught


  • Social Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Close Relationships


  • Foundations of Social Psychology
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Personal Relationships

Selected Publications

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

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

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. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2008.12.003

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. PMCID: PMC2930508

Derrick, J. L., Leonard, K. E., & Homish, G. G. (2012). Dependence regulation in newlywed couples: A prospective examination. Personal Relationships, 19, 644-662. PMCID: PMC4123762

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. PMCID: PMC3741060

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., 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. PMCID: PMC4206949

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. PMCID: PMC4073204

Derrick, J. L., Houston, R., Quigley, B. M., Testa, M., Kubiak, A., Levitt, A., Homish, G. G., & Leonard, K. E. (2016). (Dis)similarity in impulsivity and marital satisfaction: A comparison of volatility, compatibility, and incompatibility hypotheses. Journal of Research in Personality, 61, 35-49.PMCID: PMC4774250

Derrick, J. L.,& Testa, M. (2017). Temporal effects of perpetrating or receiving intimate partner aggression on alcohol consumption: A daily diary study of community couples. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78, 213-221. PMCID: PMC5554102. 

Derrick, J. L., Britton, M., Baker, Z. G., & Haddad, S. (2018). A response surface analysis of expected and received support for smoking cessation: Expectancy violations predict greater relapse.Addictive Behaviors, 83, 160-166. PMCID: PMC5963996.

Testa, M., Derrick, J. L., Wang, W., Kubiak, A., Brown, W. C., Collins, R. L., & Leonard, K. E. (2018). Does marijuana contribute to intimate partner aggression? Temporal effects in a community sample of marijuana-using couples. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79, 432-440. PMCID: PMC6005256.

Britton, M., Haddad, S., & Derrick, J. L.(2019). Perceived partner responsiveness predicts smoking cessation in single-smoker couples. Addictive Behaviors88, 122-128. PMCID: PMC Journal—In Process.

Derrick, J. L., Troisi, J. D., & Keefer, L. A. (2019). Who needs friends? Personality as a predictor of social surrogate use. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 349-354. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.10.028