People

Lab Director

Amie M. Gordon is an Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on understanding the social cognitive, affective, and biological factors that shape our closest relationships. She is particularly interested in how relationship partners influence each other in the moment and over time.

Her research is driven by the belief that our interpersonal relationships underscore every aspect of our lives, influencing the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and organizations.

Dr. Gordon received her PhD in Social-Personality Psychology from UC Berkeley and her BA in Psychology with a minor in Political Science from UCLA.

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Lab Manager

Maria Luciani is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. Her research interests include close relationships and well-being. Specifically, she is interested in leveraging principles of positive psychology to improve people’s health, well-being, and relationship functioning.

 

 

 

Graduate Students

Esra Ascigil started her PhD in 2017 in the Personality and Social Contexts Psychology area. She is broadly interested in romantic relationships within stressful contexts. Specifically, she is interested in understanding how people can have better relationship quality, health, and well-being when they experience stress. 

 

 

 


Kristi Chin started her PhD in 2016 in the Personality and Social Contexts Psychology area. Her interests include relationship intimacy, well-being, and hormones. Specifically, she is interested in how our physiology is associated with relationship functioning, and the mechanisms that might explain for these links. 

 

 

 


Annika From started her PhD in 2020 in the Personality and Social Contexts Psychology area. She studies the influence of individual differences such as personality and attachment on romantic relationships. Specifically, she is interested in how the ways partners differ from each other hinder or contribute to relationship quality.

 

 

 


Lester Sim started his PhD in 2017 in the Personality and Social Contexts area. He is particularly interested in studying romantic relationships, examining cultural differences, and understanding how one’s social identity may influence these processes.

 

 

 

U-M Collaborators

Robin Edelstein is a Professor of Psychology in the Personality and Social Context Area at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the director of the Personalty, Hormones, and Relationships Lab.