Deborah Kashy vita


PhD, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut, 1991
MA, Statistics, University of Connecticut, 1990
MA, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut, 1988
BS, Psychology, Highest Honors, University of Texas at Austin, 1986

Research Statement

Deborah A. Kashy is a methodologically oriented social psychologist who received her M.S. in applied statistics (1990) and her Ph.D. in social psychology (1991) from the University of Connecticut.  She is currently the editor-in-chief for the journal Personal Relationships, and she served as a senior associate editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin from 2006 to 2011.  In 2005 she received the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Social Science at Michigan State.  Dr. Kashy’s research interests include methodological and data analytic models of dyadic social interaction and the analysis of nonindependent data more broadly, including small group and longitudinal data.  Much of Dr. Kashy’s recent published work has involved health-related studies of relationship functioning and well-being for cancer patients and their partners/caregivers.  She is also collaborating with faculty in Criminal Justice to examine how women offenders’ relationships with their probation/parole officers affect key outcomes such as re-arrest. 

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Selected Publications

  • Kashy, D. K., Donnellan, M. B., Burt, S. A., & McGue, M.
    Growth curve models for indistinguishable dyads using multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling: The case of adolescent twin’s conflict with their mothers
    2008, Developmental Psychology, 44:316-329
  • Manne, S.L., Siegel, S., Heckman, C., & Kashy, D.A.
    A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Supportive versus a Skill-Based Couple-Focused Group Intervention for Breast Cancer Patients.
    2016, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84:668-681
  • Bernard, N. K., Kashy, D. A., Levendosky, A. A., Bogat, G. A., & Lonstein, J. S.
    Do different data analytic approaches generate discrepant findings when measuring mother–infant HPA axis attunement?
    2017, Developmental psychobiology, 59:1747-184
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