Faculty and Staff
|Department:||Business, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Education
Dr. Neal's main area of research is social psychology. It is the goal of her research to uncover why people behave the ways they do in different social situations. She is also involved in study abroad at USCL, having co-led a number of student trips abroad.
Her main area of research is social psychology. It is the goal of her research to uncover why people behave the ways they do in relationships and social situations in order to both further the field and better our understanding of human behavior.
Lee, K., Rodriguez, L., Edwards, K. M., & Neal, A. M. (2020). Emotion dysregulation
intimate partner violence: A dyadic perspective. Psychology of Violence, 10(2), 162–171. doi: 10.1037/vio0000248
Neal, A. M. (2019). Female perpetrated intimate partner violence. In F. P. Bernat
Frailing (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. John Wiley & Sons.
Neal, A. M., & Edwards, K. M. (2019). Examining situations involving intimate partner
aggression: A dyadic study of agreement on behaviors, attributions, and emotional effects. Psychology of Violence. 9(3), 288-297. doi: 10.1037/vio0000092
Neal, A. M., Lemay, E. (2019). The wandering eye perceives more threats: Projection
attraction to alternative partners predicts anger and negative behavior in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(2), 450-468. doi: 10.1177/0265407517734398
Liu, J., Lemay, E., & Neal, A. M. (2018). Mutual cyclical anger in romantic relationships:
Moderation by agreeableness and commitment. Journal of Research in Personality, 77(1), 1-10.
Edwards, K. M., & Neal, A. M. (2017). School and community characteristics related
dating violence among high school youth. Psychology of Violence, 7(2), 203-212. doi: 10.1037/vio0000065
Neal, A. M., & Edwards, K. M. (2017). Perpetrators’ and victims’ attributions for
critical review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 18(3), 239-261. doi: 10.1177/1524838015603551
Neal, A. M., Dixon, K. J., Edwards, K. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2015). Why did she do
it? College women’s motives for intimate partner violence perpetration. Partner Abuse,
425-441. DOI: 10.1891/1946-65188.8.131.525
Edwards, K. M., Sylaska, K. M., & Neal, A. M. (2015). Intimate partner violence among
sexual minority populations: A critical review of the literature and agenda for future research. Psychology of Violence, Vol 5(2), 112-121. DOI: 10.1037/a0038656
Neal, A. M., & Lemay, E. P., Jr. (2014). How partners' temptation leads to their heightened commitment: The daily management of partners' extradyadic temptation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31(7), 938-957. DOI: 10.1177/0265407513512745
Lemay, E. P., Jr., & Neal, A. M. (2014). Accurate and biased perceptions of responsive
support predict well-being. Motivation and Emotion, 38(2), 270-286. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-013-9381-2
Lemay, E. P., Jr., & Neal, A. M. (2013). The wishful memory of interpersonal responsiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(4), 653-672. DOI: 10.1037/a0030422
Lemay, E. P., Jr., Bechis, M. A., Martin, J., Neal, A. M., & Coyne, C. (2013). Concealing negative evaluations of a romantic partner’s physical attractiveness. Personal Relationships, 20, 669-689. DOI: 10.1111/pere.12007
Eckel, S. (2016, November). Listening to jealousy. Psychology Today. Retrieved from
Neal, A. M. (2015, Spring). An investigation of both partners’ perspectives of intimate partner violence perpetration. The Rookie, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Newsletter. Retrieved from https://www.spssi.org/_data/n_0001/resources/live/SPSSI-Forward-Issue-253-Spring-2015.pdf
Domonell, K. (2014, January). Does she think you’re cheating? Look for these signs, then learn how to ease her mind. Men’s Health. Retrieved from http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/does-she-think-you-re-cheating.