Laura Luchies

Laura LuchiesContact Information Phone: 716-839-8347
Office: 206 Curtis Hall
Email: lluchies@daemen.edu

Courses, Fall 2013

  • PSY 310 (Social Psychology)
  • PSY 335 (Junior Seminar in Psychology - Romantic Relationships)

Previously Taught Courses

  • Research Methods: Experimental Design
  • Personality Principles: Learning and Behaviour Modification
  • Topics in Social Psychology: Close Relationships

Education 

  • Ph.D. (2011), Social Psychology, Northwestern University
  • M.A. (2008), Social Psychology, Northwestern University
  • B.A. (2002), Psychology, Calvin College

Publications

Finkel, E. J., Slotter, E. B., Luchies, L. B., Walton, G. M.,& Gross, J. J. (in press). A brief intervention to promote conflict reappraisal preserves maritalquality over time.PsychologicalScience.

Knibbe, T. J., & Luchies, L. B. (in press). Using Facebook for new relationships predicts poorer well-being amongextraverts but better well-being among introvertsJournal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations,and Identity.

Luchies, L. B., Wieselquist, J., Rusbult, C. E., Kumashiro, M., Eastwick, P.W., Coolsen, M. K., & Finkel, E. J. (in press). Trust and biased memory of transgressions in romantic relationshipsJournal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Slotter, E. B., & Luchies, L., B. (in press). Relationship quality promotes the desire for closeness among distressedavoidantly attached individualsPersonalRelationships.

Green, J. D., Davis, J. L., Luchies, L. B., Coy, A. E., Van Tongeren, D. R.,Reid, C. R., & Finkel, E. J. (2013). Victims versus perpetrators: Affective and empathic forecasting regardingtransgressions in romantic relationshipsJournal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 329-333.

DeWall, C. N., Lambert, N. M., Slotter, E. B., Deckman, T., Pond,R. S., Finkel, E. J., Luchies, L. B., & Fincham, F. D. (2011). So far away from one’s partner, yet so close to romantic alternatives:Avoidant attachment, interest in alternatives, and infidelity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101,1302-1316.

Luchies, L. B., Finkel, E. J., & Fitzsimons, G. M. (2011). The effects of self-regulatory strength, content, and strategies on closerelationshipsJournal ofPersonality, 79, 949-977.  

Luchies, L. B., & Finkel, E. J. (2011). On the dangers ofresolving conflict via unilateral forgiveness. In J. P. Forgas, A. W. Kruglanski, & K. D. Williams(Eds.), The Psychology ofSocial Conflict and Aggression (pp.217-230). New York: Psychology Press.

Luchies, L. B., Finkel, E. J., McNulty, J. K.,& Kumashiro, M. (2010). The doormat effect:When forgiving erodes self-respect and self-concept clarityJournal ofPersonality and Social Psychology, 98, 734-749.Erratum, 99, 119.

Regnerus, M. D., & Luchies, L. B. (2006). The parent-childrelationship and opportunities for adolescents’ first sexJournal of FamilyIssues, 27, 159-183.

Academic Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS - TALKS

Arriaga, X., VanderDrift, L., Kumashiro, M., Luchies, L. B., &Finkel, E. J. (2012, July).Predicting change inattachment in committed relationships: Which perceptions of the partner matter? Presented at the annual meeting of the annual meeting of theInternational Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Chicago, IL.

Luchies, L. B., & Finkel, E. J., Davis, J. L, Green, J. D.,& Coy, A. E. (2011, May). Is high expectedforgiveness a license to transgress? Presented at the annualmeeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Luchies, L. B., & Finkel, E. J. (2010, April). How do I love thee? Let me plot the way.Presentedat the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA),Chicago, IL.

Luchies, L. B., & Finkel, E. J. (2010, January). The doormat effect: When forgiving erodes self-respectand self-concept clarity. Presented at the annualmeeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP), LasVegas, NV.

Luchies, L. B., & Finkel, E. J. (2009, May). Willingnessto sacrifice: The role of one’s own and one’s partner’s commitment. Presentedat the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA),Chicago, IL.

Finkel, E. J., & Luchies, L. B. (2008, June). Thedoormat effect: When forgiving erodes self-respect. Presentedat the general meeting of the European Association of Experimental SocialPsychology (EAESP), Opatija, Croatia.

Luchies, L. B., & Finkel, E. J. (2008, May). Thedoormat effect: When forgiving erodes self-respect. Presentedat the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA),Chicago, IL.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS - POSTERS 

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP) New Orleans, LA (January 2013)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP) San Diego, CA (January 2012)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP), San Antonio, TX (January 2011)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP), Tampa, FL (February 2009)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM (February 2008)

Awards  

RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC AWARDS 

  • Internal Research Grant, Redeemer University College (2012-2013)
  • Internal Research Grant, Redeemer University College (2011-2012)
  • Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP) (2011)
  • Student Poster Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP) (2009)
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (2008)
  • Student Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychologists (SPSP) (2008)
  • University Fellowship, Northwestern University (2006-2010)
  • Presidential Scholarship, Calvin College (1999-2002)
  • Dean’s List, Calvin College (1999-2002)
  • William Yonker Memorial Scholarship, Calvin College (2001-2002)
  • Cornelius and Lettie Plantinga Scholarship, Calvin College (2002)
  • Gordon Spykman Memorial Scholarship, Calvin College (2002)
  • McGregor Summer Research Fellowship, Calvin College (2002)

TEACHING AWARD 

  • Teaching Assistant of the Year, Northwestern University Psychology Department (2009-2010)

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