My research interests revolve around the role of personality in interpersonal contexts. Using multiple research methods (e.g., experimental methods, behavioral observation, and experience sampling techniques), I examine how various personality characteristics influence how people think and feel about their partners, and how partners interact with one another in different situations (e.g., during conflict or support interactions).
Not teaching this quarter.
Winterheld, H. A., Simpson, J. A., & Oriña, M. M. (2013). It’s in the way that you use it: Attachment and the dyadic nature of humor during conflict negotiation in romantic couples. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 496-508.
Molden, D. C., & Winterheld, H. A. (2013). Motivations for promotion and prevention in close relationships. In J. A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.), Oxford handbook of close relationships. New York: Oxford University Press.
Simpson, J. A., & Winterheld, H. A. (2012). Person-by-situation perspectives on close relationships. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), Oxford handbook of personality and social psychology (493-516). New York: Oxford University Press.
Winterheld, H. A., & Simpson, J. A. (2011). Seeking security or growth: A regulatory focus perspective on motivations in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 935-954.
Simpson, J. A., Kim, J. S., Filo J., Ickes W., Rholes, W. S., Oriña, M. M., & Winterheld, H. A. (2011). Attachment and the management of empathic accuracy in relationship threatening situations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 242-254.
Simpson, J. A., Rholes, W. S., & Winterheld, H. A. (2010). Attachment working models twist memories of relationship events. Psychological Science, 21, 252-259.
Winterheld, H. A., & Simpson, J.A. (2007). Where the rubber meets the road: Standing the test of the dyad. Psychological Inquiry, 18, 193-196.
Simpson, J. A., Winterheld, H. A., Rholes, W. S., & Oriña, M. M. (2007). Working models of attachment and responses to different forms of caregiving from romantic partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43, 466-477.
Simpson, J. A., Winterheld, H. A., & Chen, J. Y. (2006). Personality and relationships: A temperament perspective. In A. Vangelisti, & D. Perlman (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of personal relationships (pp. 231-250). NY: Cambridge University Press.
Simpson, J. A., Wilson, C. L., & Winterheld, H. A. (2004). Sociosexuality and romantic relationships. In J. H. Harvey, A. Wenzel, & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality in close relationships (pp. 87-112). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.