Amy Lyndon, Ph.D.

 

 

Department of Psychology

Rawl 104

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Office: 305 B Rawl

Phone: (252) 328-2589

Fax: (252) 328-6283

E-mail: lyndona@ecu.edu

 

Educational History

 

Ph.D. (Summer, 2003) University of North Carolina at Greensboro

            Program: Social Psychology

            Dissertation: Conceptions of Stalking: Behavior in Context

            Chair: Dr. Jacquelyn White

 

Graduate Certificate. (Summer, 2003) University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Program: Women and Gender Studies

 

M.A. (Fall, 1999) University of North Carolina at Greensboro

            Program: Social Psychology

            Thesis: Sexually Aggressive Men: What are They Thinking?

            Chair: Dr. Jacquelyn White

 

B.A. (Spring, 1994) Appalachian State University

Major: Psychology, with honors

Senior Honors Thesis: Achievement Scripts for Women as Influenced by Music Video Images

Chair: Dr. Doris Bazzini

 

Professional Positions

 

·         Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2006 - present

·         Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2003 - 2006

·         Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, 2002-2003

·         Lecturer, Department of Psychology, High Point University, High Point, NC Spring 2001

 

Teaching Interests

 

Introduction to Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Social Psychology

Psychology of Women

 

Advanced General Psychology

Interpersonal Violence

 

 

Research Interests

 

I specialize in predictors and perceptions of unwanted pursuit, relational stalking, and sexual aggression. I have three general lines of research. The goal of one area is to identify theory-driven predictors of perpetration of unwanted pursuit. Fewer researchers study perpetration than victimization, but we may learn a great deal more by studying those who initiate the behavior. A second line of research examines the real-world consequences of misperceptions of relational stalking, including how a previous consensual relationship shapes people’s perceptions and victims’ experiences. The third area of research concerns perceptions of and predictors of sexual aggression. Studies in this line of research have included specifying what discriminates men who use force or manipulation as assault tactics and investigating high school coaches’ perceptions of sexual assault.

 

Publications

Articles in peer-review journals

Sheridan, L., & Lyndon, A. E. (in press). The influence of prior relationship, gender, and fear on the consequences of stalking victimization. Sex Roles

 

Lyndon, A. E., White, J. W., & Kadlec, K. M. (2007). Manipulation and force as sexual coercion tactics: Conceptual and empirical differences. Aggressive Behavior, 33 (4), 291-303.

 

White, J. A., Kowalski, R. M., Lyndon, A. E., & Valentine, S. (2001). An integrative contextual model of male stalking. Violence and Victims, 15, 373-388.

 

Articles under review/in preparation

 

Lyndon, A. E., Duffy, D., Smith, P. H., & White, J. W. (under review). The role of high school coaches in helping prevent adolescent sexual aggression: Part of the solution or part of the problem? Journal of Sport and Social Issues.

 

Sinclair, H. C., & Lyndon, A. E. (under review). Stalking in the courts: An archival examination of legal outcomes in stalking cases.

 

Sinclair, H. C., Ladny, R. T., & Lyndon, A. E. (under review). Self-regulation and rejection: Effects on obsessive relational intrusion.

 

Lyndon, A. E & Bonds-Raacke, J. (in preparation). The relationship between college students’ maladaptive use of Facebook, cyberpursuit, and unwanted pursuit.

 

Lyndon, A. E., & Dutton, L. (in preparation). Predicting unwanted pursuit perpetration among college students.

 

Lyndon, A. E. (in preparation). Gender and stalking: Introduction to the special issue. Sex Roles

 

 


Grants

 

 

 

Sinclair & Lyndon (under review). Examining Justice System Responses to Stalking Cases in the Southeast. National Institute of Justice Solicitation for Research and Evaluation on Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence OMB No. 1121-0329. Proposed $1,774,018 for three years.

 

Awards

 

2010 Stapleton Award for Outstanding Teaching

 

Invited Talks

 

Lyndon, A. E. (March, 2010). Predictors and consequences of relational stalking. Invited speaker at the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University.

 

Conference Presentations

 

Dutton, L. B., & Lyndon, A. E. (July, 2010). Predicting unwanted pursuit perpetration among female college students. Paper presented at the 2010 International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Herzliya, Israel.

 

Lyndon, A. E. (June, 2010). Stalking Perpetration: Who Stalks and Why? Discussant for stalking symposium at the 8th Biennial meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, New Orleans, LA.

 

Lyndon, A. E., Bonds-Raacke, J., & *Cratty, A. (June, 2010). The relationship between college students’ use of Facebook to harass ex-partners and their perpetration of traditional unwanted pursuit and cyberpursuit. Poster presented at The 8th Biennial conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, New Orleans, LA.

 

Lyndon, A. E., & Dutton, L. B. (February, 2010). Predicting unwanted pursuit perpetration among college students. Paper presented at the National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan: Forging a Shared Agenda, Dallas, TX.

 

*Mitchell, M., & Lyndon, A. E. (2007, February). Usage of power styles across race and sex. Poster presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Lyndon, A. E. (2007, January). The context of stalking. Invited presentation at Coloquios Internationales Sobre Conflicto Y Agresion (CICA), Augusta, GA.

 

* Presentations with students

Service

 

·           Psi Chi induction ceremony speaker, Mississippi State University, March 2010

·           Speaker at the ECU Psychology Department graduate recognition ceremony, December 2009

·           Guest editor for Sex Roles on a special issue of Gender and Stalking 2008 – present

·           Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2009

·           Chair of the Committee on Equality of Professional Opportunity (CEPO) graduate student Research Award for SEPA 2008 – present

·           Library representative for Psychology Department, ECU, 2007 – present

·           Editor of the Psychology Department Newsletter, PsycInfo, 2007 - present

·           Session Chair for poster session “Close Relationships” for the 54th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC. March, 2008

·           Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2009

·           Ad hoc reviewer for Aggressive Behavior, 2008

 

Memberships in Professional Associations

 

American Psychological Association

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Division 8)

Psychology of Women (Divison 35)

Southeastern Psychological Association

Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

 

References

 

·           Jacquelyn White, Ph.D. Linda Arnold Carlisle Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170. Phone: (336) 256-0014, jackie_white@uncg.edu

 

·         Kathleen Row, Ph.D. Professor and Chair,

Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, Rawl 104, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. Phone: (252) 328-6492, rowk@ecu.edu

 

·         Mike Brown, Ph.D. Associate professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, Rawl 104, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. Phone: (252) 328-2589, brownmi@ecu.edu

 

Revised August, 2010