Chloe O Huelsnitz

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My program of research uses longitudinal, observational, and experimental paradigms to understand how to capitalize on the power and influence of close relationships and relationship partners to promote health behavior change in individuals, dyads, and families. I am interested in questions such as: * How do close relationship partners consciously and unconsciously affect each other's health behaviors? * What factors motivate relationship partners to consciously influence each other's health (e.g., by using social control)? * How do relationship characteristics (e.g., quality, satisfaction) affect individuals' health and health behaviors over time? * How can we adapt intrapersonally-focused theories to interpersonal contexts in order to understand and promote healthy behaviors in dyads and families? The goal of my current research is to understand the dyadic processes that modulate efforts to improve behavior change. This will serve the overarching goal of my research, which is to use these findings to inform the design and implementation of health behavior interventions.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Psychology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2013.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught
  • PSY 1001: Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • PSY 3206: Health Psychology
  • PSY 5204: Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
  • PSY 3001W: Introduction to Research Methods
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) New Professional Board Member: 2018 - 2020
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology Inside the Grant Panel Small Grant Competition Runner-Up, 2019
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Student Poster Award Runner-Up, 2017
  • UMN Graduate Research Partnership Program Summer Fellowship, 2015
  • Sharon Borine Major Projects Award - First Place, 2013
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grant (UROP) - University of Minnesota, 2012 - 2013