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Edward P. Lemay University of Maryland, USA

Edward P. Lemay, Jr., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. He received his PhD in social psychology from Yale University. He is director of the Interpersonal Relationships Lab at University of Maryland. Research in the lab examines cognition, emotion, behavior, and motivation within the context of close interpersonal relationships, such as friendships and romantic relationships. Current research projects focus on the effects of interpersonal goals on relationship maintenance behaviors, ways people manage relationships with chronically insecure relationship partners, cognitive biases that preserve and undermine trust, intervention in relationships, and interpersonal influence within relationships. The projects involve a variety of methods, including behavioral observation, response time, questionnaire measures, longitudinal designs, daily report designs, and laboratory-based experiments. He has published in outlets such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Health Psychology, and Personal Relationships. He serves on numerous editorial boards in social-personality psychology. He received the SAGE Young Scholars Award, the Society for Experimental Social Psychology Dissertation Award, the International Association of Relationships Research Dissertation Award, and the Caryl E. Rusbult Early Career Award. He was nominated as a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science.