Linda K. Acitelli
University of Houston
Social perceptionSocial relationDevelopmental psychologyAssociation (psychology)PsychologyInterpersonal communicationCognitionPerceptionRuminationWell-beingSpouseSimilarity (psychology)Social supportSelf-esteemContingent self-esteemPoison controlClinical psychologySocial psychologySocial cognitionInterpersonal relationship
41Publications
22H-index
2,333Citations
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#1Linda K. AcitelliH-Index: 22
#2Elizabeth DouvanH-Index: 4
Last. Joseph VeroffH-Index: 35
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#1Julie A. Brunson (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 4
#2Camilla S. Øverup (Fairleigh Dickinson University)H-Index: 7
Last. Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 22
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ABSTRACTRomantic relationships are known to be very influential, but less is known about how these relationships, and particularly the breakup of these relationships, may affect individuals’ relati...
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#1Hoda Badr (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)H-Index: 32
#2Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 22
In the past two decades scholars have increasingly recognized the importance of viewing chronic illness in a relationship context. However, questions remain regarding how couples make sense of illness, how they negotiate and coordinate coping, and the extent to which viewing the illness as a shared problem is beneficial for individual and relationship outcomes. This article seeks to clarify the role that couple relationships play in chronic illness adaptation by first describing major theoretica...
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#1Camilla S. Øverup (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
#2Julie A. Brunson (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 4
Last. Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 22
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Parental conditional regard is a parenting practice which may lead to negative outcomes for the child. Yet, no research has examined whether feelings of love worthiness may be dependent upon conditional parental regard. Furthermore, certain conditions within the family environment may exacerbate this effect. Across two studies, undergraduate students were asked to report on perceptions of parental conditional regard, aspects of the family life growing up and how often they felt worthy of love (W...
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#1Hoda BadrH-Index: 1
#2Linda K. AcitelliH-Index: 22
Last. Cindy L. Carmack TaylorH-Index: 20
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#1Mai-Ly N. Steers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 8
#2Camilla S. Øverup (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
Last. Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 22
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Recent literature has provided evidence that online behaviors may be a manifestation of off-line cognitions; furthermore online self-presentations may shape off-line outcomes. The present study examined the associations between the individual difference variable of authenticity (measured via relatio
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#1Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 22
#2Robert E. Wickham (Palo Alto University)H-Index: 13
Last. Mai-Ly N. Steers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 8
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The first experimental study of relationship talk (N = 42 couples) showed that when couples read stories about spouses who talked to each other about their relationships, such talk had different outcomes for the spouses, depending on the context and which partner was speaking. We replicated and improved upon this study in a number of ways (e.g. sample size and composition, new dependent variable, more standardized materials, more sophisticated and appropriate statistical techniques). Findings we...
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#1Julie A. Brunson (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 4
#2Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 22
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 40
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Most psychiatric disorders are associated with problems in interpersonal relationships. This is not surprising because people's relationships with others are an influential and integral component of their lives. The cognitive representations of these relationships can be important in understanding these relationships, and both the attachment and relational schema approaches have helped to better understand the nature of these cognitions. The attachment approach is widely researched and establish...
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#1Camilla S. Øverup (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
#2Angelo M. DiBello (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 12
Last. Clayton Neighbors (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 64
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Abstract Introduction The present study examined the longitudinal association among drinking problems, drinking to cope, and degree of intimate partner violence (IPV). Two competing models were tested; the first model posited that drinking to cope leads to greater drinking problems and this subsequently leads to more violence in the relationship (an intoxication–violence model). The second model speculated that violence in the relationship leads to drinking to cope, which in turn leads to greate...
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#1Mai-Ly N. Steers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 8
#2Robert E. Wickham (Palo Alto University)H-Index: 13
Last. Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 22
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Two studies investigated how social comparison to peers through computer-mediated interactions on Facebook might impact users' psychological health. Study 1 (N = 180) revealed an association between time spent on Facebook and depressive symptoms for both genders. However, results demonstrated that making Facebook social comparisons mediated the link between time spent on Facebook and depressive symptoms for men only. Using a 14-day diary design (N = 152), Study 2 found that the relationship betw...
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