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Nancy Frye

Graduate Director, Psychology DepartmentProfessor of Psychology

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Florida

Description

Dr. Frye received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida in 2002. To date, she has been working on two lines of research. The first focuses on social cognition in the context of relationships. This research, for instance, has addressed the possibility that partners may cope with their relationship problems, in part, by perceiving the problems as improving over time. The second addresses spouses' use of physical and psychological aggression in their relationships. This research, for instance, has addressed the possibility that partners may be particularly likely to engage in aggression at times when they are experiencing high levels of stress.

Specialties

Social psychology, marital relationships and on-line data collection.

Publications

  • Frye, N.E., McNulty, J.K., & Karney, B.R. (in press). How do constraints on leaving a marriage affect behavior within the marriage? Journal of Family Psychology.
  • Giacobbi, P.R., Jr., Tuccitto, D.E., & Frye, N.E. (2007) Exercise, affect, and university students’ appraisals of academic events prior to the final examination period. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8, 261-274.Psychology of Sport and Exercise.
  • Frye, N.E. (2006) Relationship problems and physical aggression: The moderating role of temporal comparison. Personal Relationships, 13, 303-315.
  • Frye, N.E., & Karney, B.R. (2006). The Context of Aggressive Behavior in Marriage: A Longitudinal Study of Newlyweds. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 12-20.
  • Giacobbi, P. R., Jr., Hardin, B., Frye, N., Hausenblas, H. A., Sears, S., & Stegelin, A. (2006). A multi-level examination of personality, exercise, and daily life events for individuals with physical disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 23, 129-147. Giacobbi, P.R., Jr., Hausenblas, H.A., & Frye, N.E. (2005). A naturalistic assessment of the relationship between personality, daily life events, leisure-time exercise, and mood. Psychology of Sports and Exercise, 6, 67-81.
  • Frye, N.E., & Karney, B.R. (2004). Revision in memories of relationship development: Do biases persist over time? Personal Relationships, 11, 79-98.
  • Frye, N.E., & Karney, B.R. (2002). Being better or getting better? Social and temporal comparisons as coping mechanisms in close relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1287-1299.
  • Karney, B.R., & Frye, N.E. (2002). "But we've been getting better lately": Comparing prospective and retrospective views of relationship development. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 222-238.

Exhibits

  • Harman, J., & Frye, N.E. (2006, July, Chairs) Context and aggression: Predicting use of and responses to relationship aggression. Presented at the biennial meeting of the International Association of Relationship Researchers, Rethymnon, Greece.
  • Dornisch, M., & Frye, N.E. (2007, March) Teachers' technology comfort and perceived competence: The moderating roles of student gender, teacher gender, and subject area. Presented at the Gender and Education Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Grosskopf, A., & Frye, N.E. (2007, September) Disentangling support for government institutions: The role of attributions of causal and resolution responsibility.
  • Frye, N.E., & Karney, B.R. (2006, July) Physical characteristics and physical aggression: The role of height in relationship aggression. Presented at the biennial meeting of the International Association of Relationship Researchers, Rethymnon, Greece.
  • *Springle, T., & Frye, N.E. (2006, April). The perception of improvement and satisfaction in relationships. Presented at the annual Long Island Psychology Conference, Hempstead, New York.
  • *Costa, A., & Frye, N.E. (2006, March). Perception of doctors and the utilization of healthcare. Presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • *Funfgeld, K., & Frye, N.E. (2006, March). Satisfaction and relationship length among dating partners. Presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Frye, N.E., & McNulty, J.K. (2006, January). "I can't leave, but neither can you": Constraint and aggression marriage. Presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, California.
  • Frye, N.E. (2005, January). Relationship problems and physical aggression: The moderating role of temporal comparison. Presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, Louisiana.

* Indicates student co-author.

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