Amanda Forest, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology

Graduate Student Advisees:

  • Emily O'Brien
  • Kirby Sigler 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo

Research Interest Summary

Close Relationships; Emotional Expressivity; Support Provision; Self-Esteem

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Krueger, K. L., & Forest, A. L. (in press). Communicating commitment: A relationship-protection account of dyadic displays on social media. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Walsh, R. E., Forest, A. L., & Orehek, E. (in press). Self-disclosure on social media: The role of perceived network responsiveness. Computers in Human Behavior.

Orehek, E., Forest, A. L., & Barbaro, N. (2018). A people-as-means approach to interpersonal relationships. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 373-383.  

Orehek, E., & Forest, A. L. (2016). When people serve as means to goals: Implications of a motivational account of close personal relationships. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 79-84.

Wood, J. V. & Forest, A. L. (2016). Self-protective yet self-defeating: The paradox of low self-esteem people's self-disclosures. In J. M. Olson & M. P. Zanna (Eds), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 53, 131-181. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.

Forest, A. L., Kille, D. R., Stehouwer, L., & Wood, J. V. (2015). Turbulent times, rocky relationships? Physical instability triggers risk regulation processes in established romantic relationships. Psychological Science, 26, 1261-1271.

Forest, A. L., Kille, D. R., Wood, J. V., & Holmes, J. G. (2014). Discount and disengage: How chronic negative expressivity affects partner responsiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 1013-1032.

Forest, A. L., & Wood, J. V. (2012). When social networking is not working: Individuals with low self-esteem recognize but do not reap the benefits of self-disclosure on Facebook. Psychological Science, 23, 295-302.

Forest, A. L., & Wood, J. V. (2011). When partner caring leads to sharing: Partner responsiveness increases expressivity, but only for people with low self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 843-848.

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