Heike Winterheld's research examines dispositional and situational factors that predict how people think, behave, and regulate emotions in interpersonal relationships and contexts. Much of her work examines how attributes of both partners contribute to the relational dynamics that unfold between them as they are dealing with stressors and challenges, and she is interested in understanding how different dynamics enhance or undermine psychological well-being and physical health. Current work also focuses on how stressors commonly faced by minority populations shape associations between relationship processes and mental health. She uses multiple methods including behavioral observation, self-report, and experimental methods.
- Winterheld, H. A. (in press). Calibrating use of emotion regulation strategies to the relationship context: An attachment perspective. Journal of Personality
- Winterheld, H. A., & Simpson, J. A. (in press). Regulatory focus and the interpersonal dynamics of romantic partners’ personal goal discussions. Journal of Personality.
- Molden, D. C., & Winterheld, H. A. (2013). Motivations for promotion and prevention in close relationships. In J. A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.), Oxford handbook of close relationships (pp. 321-347). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Winterheld, H. A., & Simpson, J. A. (2011). Seeking security or growth: A regulatory focus perspective on motivations in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 935-954.
- Simpson, J. A., Rholes, W. S., & Winterheld, H. A. (2010). Attachment working models twist memories of relationship events. Psychological Science, 21, 252-259.
- Simpson, J. A., Winterheld, H. A., Rholes, W. S., & Oriña, M. M. (2007). Working models of attachment and responses to different forms of caregiving from romantic partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43, 466-477.
- Introduction to Psychology (Psych 100)
- Introduction to Social Psychology (Psychology 315)
- The Science of Close Relationships (Psychology 5227)