Robin Stacey Edelstein

Faculty Associate, RCGD
Associate Professor, Psychology
Robin Stacey Edelstein

BIO

Robin Edelstein's research is devoted to understanding why and how people differ in their responses to emotional experiences and information, and the consequences of these differences for behavior, cognition and physiology. She is especially interested in why people respond defensively in stressful situations, how defensive behaviors are maintained over time and the long-term consequences of defensive personality processes. Dr. Edelstein's current projects in her lab focus on the behavioral, cognitive and physiological implications of defensive personality traits, such as attachment avoidance and narcissism. She is also exploring attachment-related differences in psychological and physiological responses to close relationship experiences, such as close intimate contact and the transition to parenthood.