Robin Edelstein, Ph.D.

I am a social/personality psychologist who studies individual differences in emotional, physiological, and close relationship processes. I focus on both romantic and parent-child relationships in my work, and most recently I have been investigating the physiological implications of the transition to first-time parenthood. I am especially interested in hormone changes that occur in both mothers and fathers during this transition, and how these changes may influence parents’ behavior and romantic relationships.

Prenatal Hormones in First-Time Expectant Parents: Longitudinal Changes and Within-Couple Correlations