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Healthy Emotional



Welcome to Project HEAL (Healthy Emotional Attachment Lifestyle), a research study being done by Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. We are happy to have you!


We have developed a short "crash course" to present some information on a well-researched topic in relationship science called attachment theory, and how you can use the information to to discover, enrich, and preserve long-lasting love.


Please click here to learn more about Dr. Rodriguez' lab, the Healthy Emotions and Relationship Theories (HEART) Laboratory at USF. To learn more about the Director, Dr. Rodriguez, feel free to click here


Please click here to begin the survey to see if you are eligible to participate in the project. If you are eligible, you can begin the baseline survey immediately after or you can elect for us to send you a link to complete the procedure at a later date.


We look forward to working with you!



About Dr. Rodriguez

Broadly, I am a social psychologist whose research centers around problem drinking and how it affects (and is affected by) romantic relationships. Much of this comes from training in social cognitive and interdependence theories, addictive behaviors, and health psychology. I am primarily interested in understanding the determinants and mechanisms whereby alcohol use can serve a beneficial versus detrimental role in the relationship. Ultimately this research serves to inform brief, web-based (typically normative-focused) interventions to help individuals or couples struggling with addictive behaviors or unhealthy communication patterns. My work includes factors such as interpersonal perception, jealousy, social norms, expressive writing, and intimate partner violence (IPV).

About The HEART Lab

The Healthy Emotions and Relationships Theories (HEART) Laboratory is an applied social psychological research laboratory.


The HEART Lab’s mission is to conduct cutting-edge research that will ultimately be used to design, develop, and evaluate empirically-based interventions to help individuals and couples struggling with addictive behaviors or other relationship-related stressors.

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