Irene Frieze, Ph.D.


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Research Interests: Place attachment and motivational factors in migration decisions; Interpersonal violence; Cross-cultural studies of work and gender

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  • PhD, University of California at Los Angeles


  • Identified as a "Pioneer in Feminist Psychology" by the Association for Women in Psychology (2009)
  • Unger-Frieze Prize announced for the Best Research Poster by a student at the meetings of the Association for Women in Psychology. This is sponsored by the Researchers’ Caucus honoring Rhoda Unger and Irene Frieze “for their early leadership in feminist r
  • Received an award for best poster by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for work co-authored with a student. [“Understanding Adolescent Peer Sexual Abuse: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior” by Man Yu Li, Catherine So Kum Tang & Ir
  • Selected for an oral history of my life as one of the “influential leaders of the women’s movement” in Pittsburgh in the late 1900s(2008)
  • Recognized by the Dean of Students, University of Pittsburgh, for service to undergraduate students (2008)
  • Elected to Division 34 (Environmental Psychology) of APA as a Fellow (2007)
  • Division 52 Denmark-Reuder Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender (2005)
  • President, University of Pittsburgh Faculty Senate (2005-2006)
  • President, SPSSI, Division 9, American Psychological Association (2006-2007)
  • Distinguished Service Award. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (2003)
  • Visiting Professor. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2003)
  • Editor, Journal of Social Issues
  • Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association Legacy Award (2000)
  • Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association's Committee on Women in Psychology (2000)
  • Distinguished Publication Award, Association for Women in Psychology (1998)
  • Visiting Professor. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (1998)
  • Visiting Professor. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland (1998)
  • Elected as a Charter Fellow of Division 52 of the American Psychological Association (1998)
  • Associate Editor, Violence and Victims (1985-1999)
  • Book Review Editor, Psychology of Women Quarterly (1994-1998)


  • Publication 989

    Frieze, I.H. (2011). Love and commitment. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online. (pp. 360-361).

  • Publication 988

    Morinaga, Y., Frieze, I. H., Atsuko, A., Kasai, M., & Li, M. (2011). Dating violence and its correlates among Japanese college students. Womens Studies Forum, 25, 219-236.

  • Publication 987

    Frieze, I.H., & Chrisler, J. C. (2011). Editorial policy on the use of the terms \sex\ and \gender.\ Sex Roles, 64, 789-790. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-011-9988-2

  • Publication 985

    Frieze, I. H., Li, M., Drevensek, P., Gazvoda, A., Mihelic, S., & Ogrinc, P. (2011). Psychological factors in migration and place attachment in Slovene students. Anthropos [Journal of Psychology, Philosophy & for Cooperation of Humanistic Studies], 3-4, 179-191.

  • Publication 983

    Li, M., Frieze, I. H., Horvat, J., & Mijoc, J., & Olson, J. (2012). Reasons for Leaving Home: Comparing Predictors of Wanting to Migrate and Travel in Croatian Undergraduates. Migracijske Teme (Migration and Ethic Themes).

  • Publication 982

    Li, M. & Frieze, I. H. (in press). Before the big decision: Psychological theories on premigration motivation. In E. Tartakovsky (Ed.), Immigration: Policies, Challenges and Impact. Nova Science Publishers.

  • Publication 695

    Frieze, I. H. & Li, M. (2010). Mobility and Personality. In Anthony J. Marsella & Carr Stuart (Eds), the Psychology of Mobility in a Global Era. New York: Springer.

  • Publication 694

    Frieze, I. H., & Li, M. (2010). Gender, aggression, and prosocial behavior. In Joan C. Chrisler & D. R. McCreary (Eds.), Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology, volume 2 (pp.311-335). New York: Springer.

  • Publication 693

    Li, M., Frieze, I. H., & Tang, C. (2010). Understanding peer sexual abuse: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 22, 157-171.

  • Publication 510

    Frieze, I. H. (2008). Social policy, feminism, and research on violence in close relationships. Journal of Social Issues, 64, 665-684. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2008.00583.x

  • Publication 986

    Frieze, I.H., Olson, J. E., & Murrell, A. J. (2011). Working beyond 65: Predictors of late retirement for women and men MBAs. Women and Aging, 23(1), 40-57.

  • Publication 1042

    Frieze, I.H., Olson, J.E. & Murrell, A.J. (2011). Working beyond 65: Predictors of late retirement for men and women MBAs. Journal of Women and Aging, 23(1), 40-57.

  • Publication 984

    Ciccocioppo, M., Frieze, I.H., Votruba-Drzal, E. (2011). The importance of addressing nonsexual exclusivity perceptions and ideals in therapy. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 10, 246-261.

  • Publication 981

    Li, M., Frieze, I. H., Nokes-Malach, T., Cheong, J. (in press). Do friends always help your study? Mediating processes between social relations and academic motivation. Social Psychology of Education.