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Laura V. Machia

Laura V. Machia

Laura V. Machia



345 Marley Educational Building
Office: 315.443.2354


  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

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Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests center on inter- and intra-personal dynamics of close relationships. Specifically, I examine predictors of relationship outcomes, most notably dissolution behaviors and health outcomes, as well as the processes associated with these outcomes.

Representative Publications

VanderDrift, L. E. & Agnew, C. R. (2014). Relational consequences of personal goal pursuits. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 927-940.

VanderDrift, L. E., Agnew, C. R., Harvey, S. M., & Warren, J. (2013). Whose intentions predict? Power over condom use in heterosexual dyads. Health Psychology, 32, 1038-1046. 

VanderDrift, L. E., Agnew, C. R., & Wilson, J. E. (2009). Romantic relationship commitment and stay/leave behavior: The mediating role of dissolution consideration. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1220-1232.

VanderDrift, L. E., Lehmiller, J. J., & Kelly, J. R. (2012). Commitment in friends with benefits relationships: Implications for relational change and safer sex practices. Personal Relationships, 19, 1-13.

VanderDrift, L. E., Lewandowski, G. W., & Agnew, C. R. (2011). Reduced self-expansion in current romance and interest in relationship alternatives. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 356-373.