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Clyde Hendrick, Ph.D.


Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., 1967, University of Missouri, Columbia


Phone: (806) 834-7702

Fax: (806) 742-0818


Research Interests:

My primary research interests are in the interdisciplinary field of close relationships. In collaboration with Susan S. Hendrick, over the past decade we have pursued a program of research revolving around love and sex attitudes. In work with doctoral students, we have studied how attitudes toward love and sexuality are linked to other aspects of close relations, such as self-disclosure, conflict styles, personality variables, communication modalities, respect, and relationship satisfaction.

Selected Research:

  • Hendrick, C., Hendrick, S. S., & Reich, D. A. (in press). The Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale. The Journal of Sex Research.
  • White, J. K., Hendrick, S. S., & Hendrick, C. (2004). Big five personality variables and relationship constructs. Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 1519-1530.
  • Boekhout, B. A., Hendrick, S. S., & Hendrick, C. (2003). Exploring infidelity: Development of the Relationship Issues Scale. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 8, 283-306.
  • Hendrick, C. (2002). A new age of prevention?. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19, 621-627.
  • Hendrick, S. S., & Hendrick, C. (2002). Linking romantic love and sex: Development of the Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19, 361-378.
  • Hendrick, C., & Hendrick, S. S. (in press). Styles of romantic love. In R. J. Sternberg & K. Weis, The psychology of romantic love (2nd ed.).New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Hendrick, C. (2005). Evolution as a foundation for psychological theories. In S. Strack, Handbook of personology and psychopathology (pp. 3-23).Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Hendrick, C., & Hendrick, S. S. (2004). Sex and romantic love: Connects and disconnects. In J. H. Harvey, A. Wenzel, & S. Sprecher, The handbook of sexuality in close relationships (pp. 159-182).Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Hendrick, C., & Hendrick, S. S. (2003). Love. In J. J. Ponzetti, Jr., et al., International encyclopedia of marriage and family: Vol. 3 (2nd ed.) (pp. 1059-1065).New York: MacMillan Reference USA.
  • Hendrick, C., & Hendrick, S. S. (2003). Romantic love: Measuring Cupid's arrow. In S. J. Lopez & C. R. Snyder, Positive psychological assessment: A handbook of models and meaures (pp. 235-249).Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.