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).
- PhD, 2008, University of Minnesota
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.