Amanda L. Szczesniak

Amanda L. Szczesniak

Graduate Research Assistant
Doctoral Student in Social-Personality Psychology

 5057 Woodward Ave., Room 7405

Curriculum vitae



Amanda L. Szczesniak

I am a third year Doctoral Student in the Social-Personality Psychology program, working under the guidance of Dr. Stephanie Spielmann in the Relationships and Individual Differences Lab. My research focuses on self-regulation and the motivational processes for maladaptive behaviors in interpersonal relationships. Additionally, I am interested in the phenomenological experience that arise from these behaviors.  



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Social Psychology, Interpersonal relationships, Motivation


  • B.A., Biosychology, Cognition & Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 2020
  • M.A., Psychology (Social), Wayne State University, 2023

Awards and grants

  •  Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Research Fellowship, Wayne State University

  •  Walter B. Pillsbury Prize, University of Michigan

Courses taught by Amanda L. Szczesniak

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Spring-Summer Term 2022