Irene Frieze, Ph.D.

  • Emeritus Professor, 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:

2020-present.  Co_editor.  Book Series for Society for the Psychology of Women [Div. 35 of APA]

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

2019-2022. Co-Chair. Faculty Affairs Committee

Education & Training

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

Research Interest Summary

Home and Homesickness

Research Interests

Representative Recent Publications

Frieze, I.H., Newhill, C., & Fusco, R.  (2020).  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.

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