Lisa Hoplock

Research interests

My research examines how personality traits like self-esteem and attachment influence interpersonal processes in ambiguous social situations -- situations affording both rewards and costs -- such as social support contexts, relationship initiation, and marriage proposals. Within these situations, I observe and code people's objective behavior, assess what people think their behavior is telling others, and evaluate others' impressions of the individual. Another line of research examines people's theories of matching within romantic relationships and how those theories predict relationship behaviors like mate poaching. I enjoy communicating relationship research through and Twitter:

Representative publications

Stinson, D. A., Gaucher, D., Wood, J. V., Reddoch, L. B., Holmes, J. G., & Little, D. C. G. (2012). Sex, ‘‘lies,’’ and videotape: Self-esteem and successful presentation of gender roles. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 3, 503-509.

Representative presentations

Reddoch, L. B., & Stinson, D. A. (February 2014). That Won’t Last: People Use Implicit Theories of Equity to Predict Commitment and Dependence-Regulation. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.

Reddoch, L. B., & Stinson, D. A. (January 2013). Questioning good news: Social risk influences feedback-seeking in low self-esteem individuals. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Reddoch, L. B., & Stinson, D. A. (July 2012). Potential risk is key: Self-esteem and signature social motivations influence connection behaviours. Poster presented at the International Association for Relationship Research, Chicago, Illinois.

Recent awards

  • 2014: Recipient of a 2014 IARR Student Travel Award/Scholarship ($388)
  • 2013: Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Excellence for Master’s thesis
  • 2012 – 2015: Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship ($35,000/year)
  • 2012 – 2013: University of Victoria President’s Scholarship ($4,000)
  • Nominated 2011: Andy Farquharson Teaching Excellence Award ($500)
  • Nominated 2011: Martlet Chapter IODE Graduate Scholarship for Women ($350)
  • 2011: Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology Teaching Assistant Award
  • 2010 – 2011: SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s ($17,500)
  • 2010 – 2011: University of Victoria President’s Scholarship ($4,000)