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

Selected Publications


Chopik, W. J., Edelstein, R. S., & Grimm, K. J. (in press). Longitudinal changes in attachment orientation over a 59-year period. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

LaBelle, O. P., & Edelstein, R. S. (in press). Gratitude, insecure attachment, and positive outcomes among 12-step program participants. Addiction Research & Theory.

Edelstein, R. S., Chopik, W. J., Saxbe, D. E., Wardecker, B. M., Moors, A. C., & LaBelle, O. P. (2017). Prospective and dyadic associations between expectant parents’ prenatal hormone changes and postpartum parenting outcomes. Developmental Psychobiology, 59, 77-90. PDF

Saxbe, D. E., Edelstein, R. S., Lyden, H. Wardecker, B. M., Chopik, W. J., & Moors, A. C. (2017). Fathers’ prenatal testosterone changes and hormonal synchrony with partners predicts greater postpartum relationship investment. Hormones and Behavior, 90, 39-47. PDF

Wardecker, B. M., Chopik, W. J., LaBelle, O. P. & Edelstein, R. S. (in press) Is narcissism associated with baseline cortisol in men and women? Journal of Research in Personality. PDF

Wardecker, B. M., Chopik, W. J., Boyer, M., & Edelstein, R. S. (2016). Individual differences in attachment are associated with usage and perceived intimacy of different communication media. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 18-27. PDF

Chopik, W. J., & Edelstein, R.S. (2015). Preliminary validation of a romantic attachment orientation measure from the California Adult Q-Sort. Attachment and Human Development, 17, 570-585. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., Wardecker, B. M., Chopik, W. J., Moors, A. C., Shipman, E. L., & Lin, N. J. (2015). Prenatal hormones in first-time expectant parents: Longitudinal changes and within-couple correlations. American Journal of Human Biology, 27, 317-325. PDF

Moors, A. C., Conley, T. D., Edelstein, R. S., Chopik, W. J. (2015). Attached to monogamy? Avoidance predicts willingness to engage (but not actual engagement) in consensual non-monogamy. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 222-240. PDF

Wardecker, B. M., Smith, L. K., Edelstein, R. S., & Loving, T. J. (2015). Intimate relationships then and now: How old hormonal processes are influenced by our modern psychology. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 1, 150-176.PDF

Chopik, W. J., & Edelstein, R. S. (2014). Age differences in romantic attachment around the world. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 892-900. PDF

Chopik, W. J., Edelstein, R. S., van Anders, S. M., Wardecker, B. M., Shipman, E. L., & Samples-Steele, C. R. (2014). Too close for comfort? Adult attachment and cuddling in romantic and parent-child relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 69, 212-216. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., van Anders, S. M., Chopik, W. J., Goldey, K. L., & Wardecker, B. M. (2014). Dyadic associations between testosterone and relationship quality in couples. Hormones and Behavior, 65, 401-407. PDF

Chopik, W. J., Edelstein, R. S., & Fraley, R. C. (2013). From the cradle to the grave: Age differences in attachment from early adulthood to old age. Journal of Personality, 81, 171-183. PDF

van Anders, S. M., Edelstein, R. S., Wade, R. L, & Samples-Steele, C. R. (2013). Descriptive experiences and sexual versus nurturant aspects of cuddling between adult romantic partners. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 553-560. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., Newton, N. J., & Stewart, A. J. (2012). Narcissism in midlife: The developmental course and correlates of women's narcissistic personality traits. Journal of Personality, 80,1179-1204. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., Kean, E. L., & Chopik, W. J. (2012). Women with an avoidant attachment style show attenuated estradiol responses to emotionally intimate stimuli. Hormones and Behavior, 16, 167-175. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., Chopik, W. J., & Kean, E. L. (2011). Sociosexuality moderates the association between relationship status and testosterone in men and women. Hormones and Behavior, 60, 248-255. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., Yim, I. S., & Quas, J. A. (2010). Narcissism predicts heightened cortisol reactivity to a psychosocial stressor in men. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 565-572. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., Stanton, S. J., Henderson, M. M., & Sanders, M. R. (2010). Endogenous estradiol levels are associated with attachment avoidance and implicit intimacy motivation. Hormones and Behavior, 57, 230-236. PDF

Stanton, S. J., & Edelstein, R. S. (2009). The physiology of women's power motive: Implicit power motivation is positively associated with estradiol levels in women. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 1109-1113. PDF

Levine, L. J., & Edelstein, R. S. (2009). Emotion and memory narrowing: A review and goal-relevance approach. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 833-875. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., & Gillath, O. (2008). Avoiding interference: Adult attachment and emotional processing biases. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 171-181. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., & Shaver, P. R. (2007). A cross-cultural examination of lexical studies of self-conscious emotions. In J. L. Tracy, R. W. Robins, & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research (pp. 194-208). New York, NY: Guilford Press. PDF

Edelstein, R. S. (2006). Attachment and emotional memory: Investigating the source and extent of avoidant memory deficits. Emotion, 6, 340-345. Link

Edelstein, R. S., Luten, T., Ekman, P., & Goodman, G. S. (2006). Detecting lies in children and adults. Law and Human Behavior, 30, 1-10. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., Ghetti, S., Quas, J. A., Goodman, G. S., Alexander, K. W., Redlich, A. D., & Cordon, I. M. (2005). Individual differences in emotional memory: Adult attachment and long-term memory for child sexual abuse. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1537-1548. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., Alexander, K. W., Shaver, P. R., Schaaf, J. M., Quas, J. A., Lovas, G. S., & Goodman, G. S. (2004). Adult attachment style and parental responsiveness during a stressful event. Attachment and Human Development, 6, 31-52. PDF

Edelstein, R. S., & Shaver, P. R. (2004). Avoidant attachment: Exploration of an oxymoron. In D. Mashek & A. Aron (Eds.), Handbook of closeness and intimacy (pp. 397-412). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.PDF