Robin Stacey Edelstein
Faculty Associate, RCGD
Associate Professor, Psychology
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.
- LaBelle, Onawa P., and Robin Stacey Edelstein. Forthcoming. "Gratitude, insecure attachment, and positive outcomes among 12-step recovery program participants." Addiction Research & Theory : 1-10.
- Wardecker, Britney M., Julie B. Kaplow, Christopher M. Layne, and Robin Stacey Edelstein. Forthcoming. "Caregivers' Positive Emotional Expression and Children's Psychological Functioning after Parental Loss." Journal of Child and Family Studies : 1–12.
- Wardecker, Britney M., Robin Stacey Edelstein, Jodi A. Quas, Ingrid M. Cordón, and Gail S. Goodman. Forthcoming. "Emotion Language in Trauma Narratives Is Associated With Better Psychological Adjustment Among Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse." Journal of Language and Social Psychology
- Saxbe, Darby E., Robin Stacey Edelstein, Hannah M. Lyden, Britney M. Wardecker, William J. Chopik, and Amy C. Moors. 2017. "Fathers' decline in testosterone and synchrony with partner testosterone during pregnancy predicts greater postpartum relationship investment." Hormones and Behavior 90: 39-47.
- Edelstein, Robin Stacey, William J. Chopik, Darby E. Saxbe, Britney M. Wardecker, Amy C. Moors, and Onawa P. LaBelle. 2017. "Prospective and dyadic associations between expectant parents' prenatal hormone changes and postpartum parenting outcomes." Developmental Psychobiology 59(1): 77-90.
- Tashjian, Sarah M., Deborah Goldfarb, Gail S. Goodman, Jodi A. Quas, and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2016. "Delay in disclosure of non-parental child sexual abuse in the context of emotional and physical maltreatment: A pilot study." Child Abuse & Neglect 58: 149-159.
- Wardecker, Britney M., William J. Chopik, Margaret P. Boyer, and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2016. "Individual differences in attachment are associated with usage and perceived intimacy of different communication media." Computers in Human Behavior 59: 18-27.
- Quas, Jodi A., Elizabeth B. Rush, Ilona S. Yim, Robin Stacey Edelstein, Henry Otgaar, and Tom Smeets. 2016. "Stress and emotional valence effects on children's versus adolescents' true and false memory." Memory 24(5): 696-707.
- Chopik, William J., and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2015. "Preliminary validation of a romantic attachment orientation measure from the California Adult Q-Sort." Attachment & Human Development 17(6): 570-585.
- King, Antonette, Britney M. Wardecker, and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2015. "Personal Mastery Buffers the Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Women's Health and Family Functioning." Journal of Family Violence 30(7): 887-897.
- Edelstein, Robin Stacey, Britney M. Wardecker, William J. Chopik, Amy C. Moors, Emily L. Shipman, and Natalie J. Lin. 2015. "Prenatal Hormones in First-Time Expectant Parents: Longitudinal Changes and Within-Couple Correlations." American Journal of Human Biology 27(3): 317-325.
- Moors, Amy C., Terri D. Conley, Robin Stacey Edelstein, and William J. Chopik. 2015. "Attached to monogamy? Avoidance predicts willingness to engage (but not actual engagement) in consensual non-monogamy." Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 32(2): 222-240.
- Wardecker, Britney M., Leigh K. Smith, Robin Stacey Edelstein, and Timothy J. Loving. 2015. "Intimate Relationships Then and Now: How Old Hormonal Processes are Influenced by Our Modern Psychology." Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology 1(2): 150-176.
- Chopik, William J., Amy C. Moors, and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2014. "Maternal nurturance predicts decreases in attachment avoidance in emerging adulthood." Journal of Research in Personality 53: 47-53.
- Chopik, William J., and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2014. "Age Differences in Romantic Attachment Around the World." Social Psychological and Personality Science 5(8): 892-900.
- Chopik, William J., Robin Stacey Edelstein, Sari M. van Anders, Britney M. Wardecker, Emily L. Shipman, and Chelsea Samples-Steele. 2014. "Too close for comfort? Adult attachment and cuddling in romantic and parent-child relationships." Personality and Individual Differences 69: 212-216.
- Chopik, William J., Britney M. Wardecker, and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2014. "Be Mine: Attachment avoidance predicts perceptions of relationship functioning on Valentine's Day." Personality and Individual Differences 63: 47-52.
- Edelstein, Robin Stacey, Sari M. van Anders, William J. Chopik, Katherine L. Goldey, and Britney M. Wardecker. 2014. "Dyadic associations between testosterone and relationship quality in couples." Hormones and Behavior 65(4): 401-407.
- Chopik, William J., and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2014. "Death of a salesman: Webpage-based manipulations of mortality salience." Computers in Human Behavior 31: 94-99.
- van Anders, Sari M., Robin Stacey Edelstein, Ryan M. Wade, and Chelsea Samples-Steele. 2013. "Descriptive Experiences and Sexual vs. Nurturant Aspects of Cuddling between Adult Romantic Partners." Archives of Sexual Behavior 42(4): 553-560.
- Chopik, William J., Robin Stacey Edelstein, and R. Chris Fraley. 2013. "From the Cradle to the Grave: Age Differences in Attachment From Early Adulthood to Old Age." Journal of Personality 81(2): 171-183.
- Cordon, Ingrid M., Annika M. D. Melinder, Gail S. Goodman, and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2013. "Children's and adults' memory for emotional pictures: Examining age-related patterns using the Developmental Affective Photo System." Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 114(2): 339-356.
- Kruger, Daniel J., Maryanne L. Fisher, Robin Stacey Edelstein, William J. Chopik, Carey J. Fitzgerald, and Sarah L. Strout. 2013. "Was that Cheating? Perceptions Vary by Sex, Attachment Anxiety, and Behavior." Evolutionary Psychology 11(1): 159-171.
- Edelstein, Robin Stacey, Nicola J. Newton, and Abigail J. Stewart. 2012. "Narcissism in Midlife: Longitudinal Changes in and Correlates of Women's Narcissistic Personality Traits." Journal of Personality 80(5): 1179-1204.
- Edelstein, Robin Stacey, Emily L. Kean, and William J. Chopik. 2012. "Women with an avoidant attachment style show attenuated estradiol responses to emotionally intimate stimuli." Hormones and Behavior 61(2): 167-175.
- Edelstein, Robin Stacey, William J. Chopik, and Emily L. Kean. 2011. "Sociosexuality moderates the association between testosterone and relationship status in men and women." Hormones and Behavior 60(3): 248-255.
- Quas, Jodi A., Ilona S. Yim, Robin Stacey Edelstein, Larry Cahill, and Elizabeth B. Rush. 2011. "The Role of Cortisol Reactivity in Children's and Adults' Memory of a Prior Stressful Experience." Developmental Psychobiology 53(2): 166-174.
- Chae, Yoojin, Gail S. Goodman, and Robin Stacey Edelstein. 2011. "Autobiographical Memory Development from an Attachment Perspective: The Special Role of Negative Events." Pp. 1-49 in Advances in Child Development and Behavior, edited by Benson, J. B. San Diego: Elsevier Academic Press Inc.