Denise Marigold

Associate Professor, Chair of Social Development Studies
Denise Marigold

Pronouns: she/her


Ph.D., University of Waterloo - Social Psychology

B.Sc., York University - Psychology

Research and teaching interests

Close relationships; social support; attachment; self-esteem; positive psychology.

Courses taught in SDS

PSYCH 226R Positive Psychology

PSYCH 253R Social Psychology

PSYCH 354R Interpersonal Relations

PSYCH 448R Close Relationships


Marigold, D.C. (2020). The Abstract Reframing Intervention: Helping insecure individuals benefit from positive partner feedback. In G. Walton & A. Crum (Eds.), Handbook of wise interventions: How social-psychological insights can help solve problems. New York: Guilford Press.

Marigold, D.C., Cavallo, J.V., & Hirniak, A (2020) Subjective perception or objective reality? How recipients’ self-esteem influences perceived and actual provider responsiveness in support contexts. Self and Identity, 19, 673-697.

Hoplock, L.B., Stinson, D.A., Marigold, D.C., & Fisher, A.N. (2019). Self-esteem, epistemic needs, and response to social feedback. Self and Identity, 18, 467-493.

Marigold, D.C., & Anderson, J.E. (2016). Shifting expectations of partners’ responsiveness changes outcomes of conflict discussion. Personal Relationships, 23, 517-535.

Marigold, D.C., Eibach, R.P., Libby, L.K., Ross, M., & Holmes, J.G. (2015). Framing memories of relationship transgressions. How visual imagery perspective activates relational knowledge. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 491-508.

Marigold, D.C., Cavallo, J.G., Holmes, J.G., & Wood, J.V. (2014). You can’t always give what you want: The challenge of providing social support to low self-esteem individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 56-80.

Marigold, D.C., Holmes, J.G., & Ross, M. (2010). Fostering relationship resilience: An intervention for low self-esteem individuals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 624-630.

Marigold, D.C., McGregor, I., & Zanna, M.P. (2009). Defensive conviction as emotion regulation: Goal mechanisms and interpersonal implications. In R.M. Arkin, K.C. Oleson, & P.J. Carroll (Eds.) Handbook of the uncertain self (pp 232-248). New York: Psychology Press.

Marigold, D. C., Holmes, J.G., and Ross, M. (2007). More than words: Reframing compliments from romantic partners fosters security in low self-esteem individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 232-248.

Faculty Spotlight (2018)

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