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Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D.


Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D., draws upon social, personality, and health psychology to investigate interpersonal relationships and well-being. She explores the social, affective, and biological factors that shape our closest relationships. She is driven by the belief that our relationships underscore every aspect of our lives, influencing the health and well-being of individuals, groups, and organizations. She received her Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from UC Berkeley and her BA in Psychology from UCLA. She is an assistant professor and director of the Well-being, Health, and Interpersonal Relationships Lab (WHIRL) at the University of Michigan.

Amie’s research has been published in top academic journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin as well as being featured in popular news outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, The Atlantic, Slate, and the Huffington Post. In addition to her Psychology Today blog, she also blogs about research for the Greater Good Science Center. Amie gives invited lectures to academic, healthcare, community, and business audiences and consults on research design and advanced statistical analysis.

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