Curriculum Vitae (Abbreviated) -- Justin J. Lehmiller

Current Academic Affiliations

  • Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, 2018-Present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 2015-Present

Previous Academic Affiliations

  • Director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program and Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Ball State University, 2016-2018
  • 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. (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)

Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Academic Journals

Chapters and Other Publications

  • Lehmiller, J. J.(in press). Casual sex. In H. Armstrong (Ed.), Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, Greenwood.
  • Lehmiller, J. J.(in press). Erotic/sexual fantasy. In H. Armstrong (Ed.), Sex and Sexuality: Understanding Biology, Psychology, and Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, Greenwood.
  • Lehmiller J.J. (2018) Friends with Benefits. In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: Springer, Cham.
  • 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 (2016-2018)

  • Lehmiller, J. J., Cipriano, A., & Kirkeby, K. (2018, November). How attitudes toward and experiences with threesomes are related to age, relationship status, and personality. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Montreal, QC.
  • Lehmiller, J.J.(2018, July). Sharing and acting on sexual fantasies with a romantic partner: Does fantasy live up to reality? Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Lehmiller, J.J.(2018, June). How we see ourselves in our sexual fantasies—and what it means.Invited presentation given at the SEXposium at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON.
  • 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 (2014-2019)

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