Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez studies social connections. As an applied social and health psychologist, her research explores ways people can make changes to their life that will have long-lasting, positive effects. She is committed to understanding how alcohol can be helpful and harmful to close relationships, as well as ways in which close relationship processes influence choices in drinking patterns.
In her lab, Dr. Rodriguez studies communication and conflict resolution, jealousy, attachment processes, gratitude, self-control, and expressive writing. Rodriguez tests hypotheses using a combination of longitudinal, dyadic, experimental, and daily diary designs, as well as with analytic techniques such as structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and actor-partner interdependence modeling. She has co-authored over 70 papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Rodriguez teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Analysis of Variance, Advanced Statistics, and Social Psychology. She has received grants from USF, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH), and the National Center for Responsible Gaming for her research. She also works with a local nonprofit, Heels to Heal, which provides counseling services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.