Lab Members 2016-17
(Back row) Zachary Reese, Jaqueline Schlein, Robin Edelstein, Nicholas Michalak, Darwin Guevarra
(Front row) Katie Dalman, Michelle Zive, Kristi Chin, Onawa LaBelle
Robin Edelstein, Ph.D.
Robin received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of California, Davis, in 2005. Before coming to Michigan, she spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Robin is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Personality and Social Contexts area at Michigan.
Onawa LaBelle, M.S.
Onawa is a fourth-year graduate student in the Personality and Social Contexts area. Her research interests broadly encompass close relationships, with a special focus on attachment processes, emotion, and well-being. She is particularly interested in understanding the link between positive or negative psychological states (e.g., gratitude, stress) and physical health outcomes among couples.
Darwin Guevarra, M.S.
Darwin is a fourth-year doctoral student in social psychology, and he is broadly interested in emotion, emotion regulation, and self-control. In conjunction with the Kross and Edelstein Lab, he is primarily working applying emotion regulation strategies in the contexts of relationship dissolutions and promoting adaptive and healthy breakup recovery.
Kristi Chin, B.A.
Kristi is a first year Ph.D. candidate in the Personality and Social Contexts Psychology area. Her interests include intimacy, health, and hormones. Specifically, she is interested in how individual differences in attachment style and behaviours influence physiological and psychological processes. She examines romantic and family relationships processes using theory-driven, dyadic, multi-method approaches.
Zachary Reese, B.A.
Zach is a first-year Ph.D. student in social psychology, whose research primarily concerns social comparison and close relationships. Alongside Dr. Stephen Garcia and the Edelstein Lab, Zach studies the diverse origins of comparison concerns, as well as how these concerns impact 21st century romantic relationships (e.g., dual-earner, copreneurial, and homosexual couples).
Michelle Zive, B.A.
Michelle Zive is enjoying spending her first year in Ann Arbor working in the psychology department. Michelle is interested in a diverse range of topics including attachment and hormones, trauma, and stress. Specifically, she is interested in studying the effects of these topics in real-world contexts, including public health initiatives, making healthier options more available to all individuals.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Katie is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN). She is interested in learning about personality psychology and the research process. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school with the ultimate goal of becoming a psychologist.
Jackie is a sophomore pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Economics with a minor in Graphic Design. She is interested in learning more about social and personality psychology. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in Marketing or Market Research.
Allison is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Psychology. She is interested in investigating individual psychological differences and learning more about personality psychology. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school and earning a Psy. D. Her career goal is to become a psychologist.
William Chopik, Ph.D.
Bill received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 2015 and is now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. He is interested in the continuity and change of relationship processes across the lifespan and how individual differences in responses to intimacy impact health and well-being.
Amy Moors, Ph.D.
|Amy received her Ph.D. in 2015 in Psychology and Women's Studies. After a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the National Center for Institutional Diversity and the Energy Institute at the University of Michigan, Amy is now the Director of Social Science Research and Evaluation in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. Amy's research interests broadly relate to stereotyping and prejudice. More specifically, her research focuses on attachment styles in relation to alternative forms of romantic relationships (such as polyamory, open relationships), safer sex strategies among LGB populations, the limits of monogamous relationships, and gender differences in sexual behavior.|
Jenny Olson, Ph.D.
Jenny received her Ph.D. in Marketing with a concentration in Consumer Behavior at the Ross School of Business in 2015. Her research interests include close relationships, spending/saving, social influence, and consumption morality. She is now an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Kansas.
Britney Wardecker, Ph.D..
Britney received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2016 and is now an NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the Pennsylvania State University. Britney's research interests broadly focus on close relationships, attachment styles, hormones, coping strategies, and stress and trauma. More specifically, she is interested in examining the effects of stressful, real-world contexts (e.g., bereavement, pregnancy, chronic illness) and how such contexts influence individuals and their intimate and close relationships.