Robin Edelstein, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Department of Psychology


Dr. Edelstein 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.

Dr. Edelstein’s work is motivated by a desire to understand how important emotional and interpersonal processes, which are typically assumed to apply to all people, may instead differ across people in meaningful ways. She is particularly interested in individual differences in people’s approaches to and experiences in close relationships; how these differences develop and change over time and across the lifespan; and the implications of these differences for interpersonal, dyadic, and physiological outcomes. She approaches these issues from an integrative, multidisciplinary perspective, incorporating measures of basic cognitive processes (e.g., attention and memory) and biological markers (e.g., hormones), as well as dyadic and longitudinal data analytic techniques, to address meaningful questions about human behavior.

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