Samantha Brindley

Samantha Brindley

Academic Service Officer II
Doctoral Candidate in Social-Personality Psychology

5057 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI

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Samantha Brindley


 Social Psychology, Close Relationships


  • B.A., Psychology, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, 2015
  • M.S., Experimental Psychology, Oakland University, Rochester, 2017

Awards and grants

Distinguished Graduate Student Peer Mentorship Award

Graduate Student Service Award

Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Research Fellow

King, Chavez, & Parks Initiative, Future Faculty Fellow


Selected publications

Spielmann, S. S., Gere, J., Cantarella, I. A., Roberson, J., & Brindley, S. L. (2020). Relationship quality and accuracy of detecting a romantic partner’s fear of being single. Journal of Research in Personality, 87, 103967.

McDonald, M. M., Coleman, B., & Brindley, S. (2019). Calibrating fear of rape: Threat likelihood and victimization costs. Personality and Individual Differences, 139, 326-330.

McDonald, M. M., Brindley, S., Halperin, E., & Saguy, T. (2018). Promoting intergroup openness and support for equality in a new cultural context: Replicating the effects of internal criticism. Journal of Social Psychology.

Brindley, S., McDonald, M.M., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Welling, L.L.M. (2018). An evolutionary perspective on intergroup dating bias. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 1-28.

McDonald, M. M., Brindley, S., Halperin, E., & Saguy, T. (2018). Outgroup members' internal criticism promotes intergroup openness: The role of perceived risk. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57, 95-111.