Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez
Broadly, I am a social psychologist whose research centers around problem drinking and how it affects (and is affected by) romantic relationships. Much of this comes from training in social cognitive and interdependence theories, addictive behaviors, and health psychology. I am primarily interested in understanding the determinants and mechanisms whereby alcohol use can serve a beneficial versus detrimental role in the relationship. Ultimately this research serves to inform brief, web-based (typically normative-focused) interventions to help individuals or couples struggling with addictive behaviors or unhealthy communication patterns. My work includes factors such as interpersonal perception, jealousy, social norms, expressive writing, and intimate partner violence (IPV).