Dr. Lindsey A. Beck is a social psychologist who studies how people initiate, develop, and maintain close relationships, including friendships and romantic relationships. For example, she examines how people react to signs of initial interest in a relationship, how partners ask for and offer support as they develop relationships, and how couples respond to stressful situations in ongoing relationships. She uses diverse methodologies to investigate these topics, including developmental approaches, biological methods, field studies, experimental designs, and longitudinal and daily-report studies.
She has published her work in several peer-reviewed journals, including Current Opinion in Psychology, Psychological Science, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Journal of Family Theory and Review. She teaches courses in the psychology of close relationships, the psychology of emotions, social psychology, and introduction to psychology.
Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
M.Phil., Yale University
M.S., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University