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Steve Drigotas

Steve Drigotas

Professor Drigotas has research interests in close relationships, intergroup competition, friendship networks, secret sharing, and social dilemmas. His teaching interests include introductory psychology, social psychology, research design, group dynamics, and statistics.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences

Journal Articles:

  • Agnew, C. A., Loving, T. J., & Drigotas, S. M. (2001). Substituting the forest for the trees: Social networks and the prediction of romantic relationship state and fate. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 1042-1057.affirmation and the Michelangelo phenomenon. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 293-323.
  • Drigotas, S. M. (1993). Similarity revisited: A comparison of similarity-attraction versus dissimilarity-repulsion. British Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 365-377.
  • Drigotas, S. M. & Barta, W. (2001). The cheating heart: Scientific explorations of infidelity. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10, 177-180.
  • Drigotas, S. M., Grey, C. A., & Gentilia, T. (1999). An investment model prediction of dating infidelity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 509-524.
  • Drigotas, S. M., Rusbult, C. E., & Verette, J. (1999). Level of commitment, mutuality of commitment, and couple adjustment in marital relationships. Personal Relationships, 6, 389-409.
  • Drigotas, S. M., Rusbult, C. E., Wieselquist, J., & Whitton, S. (1999). Close partner as sculptor of the ideal self: Behavioral affirmation and the Michelangelo phenomenon. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 293-323.
  • Drigotas, S. M., & Udry, J. R. (1993). Biosocial models of adolescent problem behavior: Extension to panel design. Social Biology, 40, 1-7.
  • Drigotas, S. M., Whitney, G. A., & Rusbult, C. E. (1995). On the peculiarities of loyalty: A diary study of responses to dissatisfaction in everyday life. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 596-609.
  • Schopler, J., Insko, C. A., Drigotas, S. M., Wieselquist, J., Pemberton, M.& Cox, C. (1995). The role of identifiability in the reduction of the interindividual-intergroup discontinuity effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 31, 553-574.
  • Van Lange, P. A. M., Rusbult, C. E., Drigotas, S. M., Arriaga, X., Witcher, B., & Cox, C. (1997). Willingness to sacrifice in close relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1373-1395.
  • Yovetich, N. A. & Drigotas, S. M. (1999). Secret transmission: A relative intimacy hypothesis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 1135-1146.

Other Publications:

  • Rusbult, C. E., Drigotas, S. M., & Verette, J. (1994). The investment model: An interdependence analysis of commitment processes and relational maintenance phenomena. In D. Canary and L. Stafford (Eds.), Communication and Relational Maintenance, (pp. 115-139). Academic Press.

Steve Drigotas
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
United States

  • Phone: (410) 516-6703
  • Fax: (410) 516-4478

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