Irene Frieze, Ph.D.

  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology

National Leadership Positions in Psychology

2016-2017. President of General Psychology Division (1) of the American Psychological Association.

2006-2007. President of Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Division 9 of the American Psychological Association.

1983-1984. President of the Society for Psychology of Women, Division 35 of the American Psychological Association.

Major Editorial Positions:

2007-2013. Editor, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research

2001-2005. Editor, Journal of Social Issues

1985-2000. Associate Editor, Violence and Victims

International Teaching and Research




Cross-country comparisons in Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, and Russia.

Oman and Pakistan

China and Japan

Recent Faculty Senate Leadership Positions

2005-2006. President

2003-2005 and 2014-2016.Vice President

2017-2018. Co-Chair, Senate Library Committee

Accepting Graduate Students: No

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Research Interests

Violence in relationships

Psychological factors in immigration

Motivation in the US and other countries

Psychology of women and gender

Representative Recent Publications

Frieze, I.H., Newhill, C., & Fusco, R.  (in preparation).  Addressing violence in close relationships.  New York:  Springer.

Ryan, K. M. & Frieze, I. H. (2017). Criminological perspectives on intimate partner violence. Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press, LAST MODIFIED: 24 May 2017. DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780195396607-0218

Williams, S.L., McKelvey, D., & Frieze, I. H.  (2014).  Intimate partner violence.  In R. Gartner & B. McCarthy (Eds.), The Oxford handbook on gender, sex and crime.  (pp. 362-378).  Oxford University Press.

Nguyen, T.T., Morinaga, Y., Frieze, I.H., Cheng, J., Li, M., Doi, A., Hirai, T., Joo, E., & Li, C.  (2013).  College students’ perceptions of intimate partner violence:  A comparative study of Japan, China, and the United States.  International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 7, 261-273.

Frieze, I. H., & Chen, K.  (2010).  Intimate partner violence:  Perspective from racial/ethnic groups in the United States.   In  H. Landrine & Nancy Felipe Russo (editors),  Handbook of diversity in feminist psychology.  (pp. 427-447).  New York:  Springer Publishing Co.

Frieze, I. H.  (2005).  Hurting the one you love:  Violence in relationships.  Pacific Grove, CA:  Thompson/Wadsworth.

Li, M., Frieze, I. H., & Cheong, J. (2014).  Stay or go?  A path model of highly educated individuals’ migration desires. Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 24, 1-17.

Li, M., & Frieze, I. H. (2013). Before the big decision: Psychological theories on premigration motivation. In E. Tartakovsky (Ed.), Immigration: Policies, challenges and impact (pp. 3-27). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Li, M. & Frieze, I. H.  (2016).  Developing civic engagement in university education: Predicting current and future engagement in community services.  Social Psychology of Education.  doi:10.1007/s11218-016-9356-8.

Cheng, J., Frieze, I.H., Li, M., Morinaga, Yasuko, M., Nguyen, T.T., Doi, A., Hirai, T., Joo, E., Li, & Cha, L. (2014). Institutional and individual forms of instrumental aggression: Variations across culture and gender. Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 1(2), 2-19.

Li, M., Frieze, I. H., Nokes-Malach, T., Cheong, J. (2013). Do friends always help your study? Mediating processes between social relations and academic motivation. Social Psychology of Education, 16, 129-149. doi. 10.1007/s11218-012-9203-5.

Frieze, I.H., Ciccocioppo, M.M., &  and Khosla, R.  (in press, 2018).   Negotiating equity and relationship satisfaction with one’s partner.   In C. Travis & J. W. White (Eds.), APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women.   Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.


Accepting Graduate Students