Amanda L. Szczesniak

Amanda L. Szczesniak

Graduate Research Assistant
Doctoral Student in Social-Personality Psychology

amanda.szczesniak@wayne.edu

 5057 Woodward Ave., Room 7405

Amanda L. Szczesniak

Department

 Psychology

I am a second year Doctoral Student in the Social-Personality Psychology program. I work under the guidance of Dr. Stephanie Spielmann in the Relationships and Individual Differences Lab, where we examine how insecurities influence maladaptive behaviors in relationships. My research focuses on the motivational mechanisms underlying these maladaptive behaviors, particularly the role of self-regulation in infidelity and abuse. Additionally, I am interested in the phenomenological experience that arise from these behaviors. 

 

 

 

 

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Social Psychology, Interpersonal relationships, Motivation

Education

B.A., Biosychology, Cognition & Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 2020

Courses taught

PSY 2600 - Psychology of Social Behavior (Spring/Summer 2022)