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Susan Hendrick, Ph.D.


Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., 1978, Kent State University


Phone: (806) 834-8138

Fax: (806) 742-0818



My primary research interests are in the interdisciplinary area of close relationships, with an emphasis on love and sex attitudes, relationship satisfaction, and gender. In collaboration with Clyde Hendrick, as well as with a number of doctoral students, I have conducted programmatic research to delineate the role of love and other relationship variables in relationship satisfaction, and to understand peoples' perceptions of the links between love and sex. My current interests include exploration of the concept of respect in relationships and the interface of relationships and health psychology. I am also interested in psychosocial oncology.


  • Zacchilli, T. L., Hendrick, C., & Hendrick, S. S. (2009). The Romantic Partner Conflict Scale: A new scale to measure relationship conflict. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26, 1073-1096.
  • Brobst, J. B., Clopton, J. R., & Hendrick, S. S. (2009). Parenting children with autism spectrum disorders: The couple's relationship. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 24(1), 38-49.
  • Hendrick, S. S., & Cobos, E.  (2010). A practical model for psychosocial care. Journal of Oncology Practice, 6 (1), 34-37.
  • Hendrick, S. S., Hendrick, C., & Logue, E. M. (2010). Respect and the family. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 2, 126-136.
  • Howard, K. N., Heston, J., Key, C. M., McCrory, E., Serna-McDonald, C., Smith, K. R., & Hendrick, S. S. (2010). Addiction, the sibling, and the self. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 15, 465-479.
  • Hendrick, S. S., & Hendrick, C. (2011). The Sexual Attitudes Scale and the Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale.  In T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, & W. L. Yarber (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures.(3rd ed. pp. 71-74). New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • Hendrick, S. S. (2011). The pharmacy reimbursement specialist. The Oncology Pharmacist, 4(4), 18.
  • Hendrick, C., Hendrick, S. S. & Zacchilli, T. L. (In press). Respect and love in romantic relationships. Psychology Research Board