Curriculum Vitae (Abbreviated) -- Justin J. Lehmiller

Current Academic Affiliations

  • Director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program and Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Ball State University, 2016-Present
  • Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, 2018-Present

Previous Academic Affiliations

  • Faculty Affiliate, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, 2016-2018
  • Acting Director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program and Instructor of Counseling Psychology, Ball State University, 2015-2016
  • Lecturer, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 2014
  • College Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 2011-2014
  • Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, 2008-2011

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Purdue University, August 2008                       
  • M.S., Experimental Psychology, Villanova University, September 2003
  • B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Gannon University, May 2001

Books

  • Lehmiller, J. J. (Publication date: July, 10 2018). Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. Boston, MA: Da Capo.

Textbooks

  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2017). The Psychology of Human Sexuality (2nd Edition). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2014). The Psychology of Human Sexuality. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Harman, J. J., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2012). A Social Psychology Research Experience. San Diego, CA: Cognella. (2nd Edition published in 2014)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Chapters and Other Publications

  • Lehmiller, J. J. (in press). Friends with benefits. In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: Springer.
  • Blair, K., Vannier, S., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2017). Getting started with ResearchGate. Relationship Research News, 16, 14-17.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2015). The case for sharing your scientific publications through social media. Relationship Research News, 14, 7-11.
  • O’Sullivan, L.F., Muise, A., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2015). Relationship researchers on social media: Why bother? Relationship Research News, 14, 5-7.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2014). No strings attached?: Are "friends with benefits" as complicated in real life as they are in the movies? In-Mind, 6(21).
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2014). Racism. In T. R. Levine (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Deception (pp. 793-797). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2014). Sexual relationships. In T. R. Levine (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Deception (811-814). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2014). Tips from a self-taught teacher. APS Observer, 27(7).
  • Lehmiller, J. J., & Ioerger, M. (2014). Prejudice and stigma in intimate relationships: Implications for relational and personal health outcomes . In C. R. Agnew (Ed.), Social Influences on Close Relationships: Beyond the Dyad (pp. 83-102). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lehmiller, J. J., & Konkel, K. E. (2012). Prejudice and discrimination in relational contexts. In M. Paludi (Ed.), The Psychology of Love (Vol. 2, pp. 75-87). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
  • Lehmiller, J. J., & Agnew, C. R. (2010). May-December paradoxes: An exploration of age-gap relationships in Western society. In W. R. Cupach & B. H. Spitzberg (Eds.), The Dark Side of Close Relationships II (pp. 39-61). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2009). Secret relationships. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 1402-1405). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Arriaga, X. B., Agnew, C. R., Capezza, N. M., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2008). The social and physical environment of relationship initiation: An interdependence analysis. In S. Sprecher, A. Wenzel, & J. Harvey (Eds.), Handbook of Relationship Initiation (pp. 197-215). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2008). Conducting relationships research online: A primer on getting started and making the most of your resources. Relationship Research News, 7, 6-12.
  • Agnew, C. R., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2007). Social exchange theory. In R. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 895-896). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2007). Robber’s Cave experiment. In R. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 761-762). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Recent Professional Presentations (2016-2017)

  • Lehmiller, J.J. (2017, November). Experiences with kink and group sex among friends with benefits and romantic partners. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta, GA.
  • Lehmiller, J. J. (2017, July). A practical guide to disseminating sex science through social media. Invited paper presented at the Student Pre-Conference Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Charleston, SC.
  • Lehmiller, J. J., Cipriano, A., & Kirkeby, K. (2017, July). Risk vs. reward: Understanding gender differences in attitudes toward threesomes. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Charleston, SC.
  • Cipriano, A., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2017, April). Gender, masculinity, and interest in threesomes. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Kirkeby, K., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2017, April). The link between personality and interest in group sex. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Balzarini, R.N., Campbell, L., Holmes, B.M., Lehmiller, J.J., Harman, J.J., & Atkins, N. (2016, November). Investment and commitment processes in polyamory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Phoenix, AZ.
  • McDonald, J.N., Harman, J.J., Domke, L., Lehmiller, J.J., Holmes, B.M., & Atkins, N. (2016, November). Polyamorous individuals’ definitions of commitment. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Lehmiller, J.J., Harman, J.J., Holmes, B.M., Balzarini, R.N., & Campbell, L. (2016, November). Predictors of commitment in polyamorous relationships. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Balzarini, R.N., Campbell, L., Holmes, B.M., Lehmiller, J.J., Harman, J.J., & Atkins, N. (2016, July). Polyamorous relationships: Perceptions of relationships with primary and secondary partners. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Lehmiller, J.J., O’Sullivan, L.F., & Harman, J.J. (2016, July). How social media can maximize your research presence. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Lehmiller, J.J., Smith, J.L., Vaughn, D.P., & Wheat, S.C. (2016, July). The link between personality and relationship satisfaction in friends with benefits and romantic partners. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Smith, J.L., Vaughn, D.P., Wheat, S.C., & Lehmiller, J.J. (2016, May). Self-perceived mate value in friends with benefits relationships. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Wheat, S.C., Smith, J.L., Vaughn, D.P., & Lehmiller, J.J. (2016, May). Feminism rates in friends with benefits relationships and romantic relationships. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL
  • Vaughn, D.P, Wheat, S.C., Smith, J.L., & Lehmiller, J.J. (2016, May). Orgasm frequency and sexual satisfaction among friends with benefits and romantic partners. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Lehmiller, J.J., Harman, J.J., Holmes, B.M., Balzarini, R.N., & Campbell, L. (2016, May). An investment model analysis of commitment in polyamorous relationships. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Balzarini, R.N., Campbell, L., Holmes, B.M., Lehmiller, J.J., Harman, J.J., & Atkins, N. (2016, January). Polyamorous relationships: Understanding relationship acceptance and romantic secrecy with primary and secondary partners. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Editorial Positions

  • European Psychologist (Special Issue Coordinator: Volume 22, Issue 1; special issue on controversies in human sexuality research)
  • Relationship Research News (Editor; 2013-2015)
  • Journal of Sex Research (Consulting Editor; 2017-Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (Editorial Board; 2011-Present)
  • Personal Relationships (Editorial Board; 2009-Present)
  • Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Editorial Board; 2013-2018)
  • Social Influence (Editorial Board; 2009-Present)
  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality book series (Advisory Board)

Leadership Positions

  • Program Committee Co-Chair, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, 2017 and 2018 Annual Meetings
  • Planning Committee Co-Chair for the Sexuality Preconference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2014-2018)

Selected Awards

  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, 2014
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, 2013
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, 2012
  • Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching, Purdue University, 2007
  • Graduate Research Publication Award, First-Place, Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences, 2006
  • C. Eugene Walker Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award, Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences, 2005
  • Graduate Student Research Competition Award, Association for Psychological Science, 2005
  • Archbishop John Mark Gannon Award for General Scholastic Excellence, awarded to the graduating senior with the highest GPA, Gannon University, 2001
  • Peter C. Braeger Undergraduate Research Writing Award, Gannon University, 2001

Current Professional Memberships

  • International Academy of Sex Research (Elected Full Member)
  • International Association for Relationship Research
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Social Psychology Network