Robin Edelstein, Ph.D., University of Michigan Psychology


Recent Lab Alumni


Michael Shain, B.A.

Michael received his B.A. in Psychology 2013. He is from Toledo, OH and has strong interests in social and personality psychology with particular intrigue in topics including marketing, narcissism, and motivation. He is currently working with Dr. Steven Garcia and hopes to pursue a graduate degree in psychology.

Emily Shipman, M.S.W.

Emily received her M.S.W from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in December 2008 and spent two years as Dr. Edelstein's lab manager. Emily's research interests include eating disorders, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics.

Natalie Lin, B.A.
Natalie is a second-year graduate student in Public Health. She received her B.A. in Psychology and B.M.A. in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan in May 2011. Natalie's research interests include many topics in Clinical Psychology, including rumination, optimism/pessimism, loneliness, and perfectionism. Additionally, she is also interested in mindfulness, compassion, mood disorders, emotion regulation, and functional imaginng. Natalie spent a year as the joint lab manager for the Personality, Cognition, and Emotion Lab and the Emotion and Self-Control Lab (supervised by Dr. Ethan Kross).

Meg Boyer, B.A.
Meg received her degree in psychology and economics from Haverford College 2014. She is from Ann Arbor, and spent two summers working in the lab. In 2015 she will begin graduate school in Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Carina Lundtvedt, B.A.
Carina received her degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She participated in the McNair Scholars Program and the Summer Research Opportunity Program at the University of Michigan. She also volunteers avidly. Drawing upon a variety of life experiences, her research interests lay in the field of depression and parent-infant relationships, as well as exploring attachment-related differences in psychological and physiological responses to close relationship experiences. She is currently in an M.S.W. program at the University of Minnesota and is dedicated to improving child and family relations as a Licensed Social Worker.

Emily Lukasik

Emily received her B.A. in psychology in 2014. Her research interests include personality, marketing, cognition and evolutionary psychology. She is currently doing a research internship at the University of Edinburgh.

Kathryn Deeds

Kathryn received her B.S. in Neuroscience in 2014. She is interested in the psychology, as well as the physiology, behind human relationships and behavior. After graduation, she hopes to spend her gap year as an Americorps member and start medical school in the fall of 2015.  

Beatrice Tepel

Beatrice received her B.A. in Psychology in 2013. She hopes to attend graduate school to fulfill her dreams of becoming a psychologist.



Stacey McGregor


Stacey received her B.A. (with honors) in Psychology in 2010. She is current a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University.


Kitty Tung


Kitty graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2010. She is attending dental school at the University at Albany, SUNY.



Chelsea Samples-Steele


Chelsea graduated with a B.A in Psychology in 2011. She completed a Masters Degree in Psychology at Villanova University and is now a Ph.D student in Educational Psychology at Michigan State University.



Mira Mooreville

Mira graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Program in the Environment in 2011. She currently works at the National Institutes of Health and plans to pursue graduate training in clinical psychology.



Kelly Roy

Kelly gradutated with a B.A. in English and a minor in Latin in 2011. Kelly plans to attend graduate school for English, and hopes to pursue an academic career.



Victoria Harley

Victoria graduated with her B.A. in Psychology. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Georgetown University.



Sarah Casinelli

Sarah graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology in December 2010. She would like to go to graduate school in Higher Education or Public Administration.

Susan Murphy

Susan graduated in 2012 with a major in Psychology and minor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology.

Karl Cran

Karl graduated in 2012 with a major in Psychology. He hopes to pursue a Ph.D in Psychology and work as a clinical psychologist.

Surya Sambandan

Surya graduated in 2012 with a major in Brain, Behavior, & Cognitive Science and a minor in Medical Anthropology. She hopes to further her interest in psychology by pursuing a Ph.D in either clinical or counseling psychology and eventually becoming a practicing psychologist.