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Angela Neal

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Business, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Education
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7025
Fax: 803-313-7106
Office: Bradley 216
Angela Neal, Assistant Professor


Dr. Neal's main area of research is social psychology. It is the goal of her research to uncover why people behave the ways they do in different social situations. She is also involved in study abroad at USCL, having co-led a number of student trips abroad.


Her main area of research is social psychology. It is the goal of her research to uncover why people behave the ways they do in relationships and social situations in order to both further the field and better our understanding of human behavior.

Lee, K., Rodriguez, L., Edwards, K. M., & Neal, A. M. (2020). Emotion dysregulation and 
intimate partner violence: A dyadic perspective. Psychology of Violence, 10(2), 162–171. doi: 10.1037/vio0000248

Neal, A. M. (2019). Female perpetrated intimate partner violence. In F. P. Bernat & K. 
Frailing (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. John Wiley & Sons.

Neal, A. M., & Edwards, K. M. (2019). Examining situations involving intimate partner 
aggression: A dyadic study of agreement on behaviors, attributions, and emotional effects. Psychology of Violence. 9(3), 288-297. doi: 10.1037/vio0000092

Neal, A. M., Lemay, E. (2019). The wandering eye perceives more threats: Projection of 
attraction to alternative partners predicts anger and negative behavior in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(2), 450-468. doi: 10.1177/0265407517734398

Liu, J., Lemay, E., & Neal, A. M. (2018). Mutual cyclical anger in romantic relationships: 
Moderation by agreeableness and commitment. Journal of Research in Personality, 77(1), 1-10.

Edwards, K. M., & Neal, A. M. (2017). School and community characteristics related to 
dating violence among high school youth. Psychology of Violence, 7(2), 203-212. doi: 10.1037/vio0000065

Neal, A. M., & Edwards, K. M. (2017). Perpetrators’ and victims’ attributions for IPV: A 
critical review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 18(3), 239-261. doi: 10.1177/1524838015603551

Neal, A. M., Dixon, K. J., Edwards, K. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2015). Why did she do it? College women’s motives for intimate partner violence perpetration. Partner Abuse, 6(4), 
425-441. DOI: 10.1891/1946-6560.6.4.425

Edwards, K. M., Sylaska, K. M., & Neal, A. M. (2015). Intimate partner violence among 
sexual minority populations: A critical review of the literature and agenda for future research. Psychology of Violence, Vol 5(2), 112-121. DOI: 10.1037/a0038656

Neal, A. M., & Lemay, E. P., Jr. (2014). How partners' temptation leads to their heightened commitment: The daily management of partners' extradyadic temptation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31(7), 938-957. DOI: 10.1177/0265407513512745

Lemay, E. P., Jr., & Neal, A. M. (2014). Accurate and biased perceptions of responsive 
support predict well-being. Motivation and Emotion, 38(2), 270-286. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-013-9381-2

Lemay, E. P., Jr., & Neal, A. M. (2013). The wishful memory of interpersonal responsiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(4), 653-672. DOI: 10.1037/a0030422

Lemay, E. P., Jr., Bechis, M. A., Martin, J., Neal, A. M., & Coyne, C. (2013). Concealing negative evaluations of a romantic partner’s physical attractiveness. Personal Relationships, 20, 669-689. DOI: 10.1111/pere.12007

Media Citations:

Eckel, S. (2016, November). Listening to jealousy. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

Neal, A. M. (2015, Spring). An investigation of both partners’ perspectives of intimate partner violence perpetration. The Rookie, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Newsletter. Retrieved from

Domonell, K. (2014, January). Does she think you’re cheating? Look for these signs, then learn how to ease her mind. Men’s Health. Retrieved from