Paula R. Pietromonaco: Background

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1983
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1975  

Positions

  • Professor Emerita, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 2018 to present
  • Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2006-2018
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1998-2006
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1995-1998
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1986-1994
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Irvine, 1984-1986
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Continuing Education of Women, University of Michigan, 1983-1984

SPSP Service

  • SPSP Executive Board Member, 2010-2016
  • SPSP (Division 8) Representative to the APA Council of Representatives, 2010-2016
  • Chair, SPSP Task Force to select a new Executive Officer, 2013
  • Member, SPSP Task Force to restructure the Executive Office, 2012
  • Program Chair for Division 8 (SPSP), APA Convention, (Los Angeles, California), 1994
  • Chair of the Convention Committee for Division 8 of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 1995-96
  • Member, Student Publication Award Committee, Division 8 of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 1995-96 

Selected Other Professional Service

  • Member, SPSP Close Relationships Preconference Committee, 2014-2017
  • President, APA Coalition for Academic, Scientific, and Applied Research Psychology 2014-2015 (Member-at Large, 2010-2013)
  • Executive Committee Officer, Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), 2009-2012
  • Chair, Dissertation Award Committee, Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), 2011-2012, (Member, 2010-2011)
  • Chair, Membership Committee, Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), 2010-2011
  • Member, Scientific Impact Award Committee, Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), 2009-2012
  • SESP Representative to the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), 2006-2013
  • Ad Hoc Panel Member, Social Psychology, Personality, and Interpersonal Processes Peer Review Panel, National Institutes of Health, 2006, 2016
  • Ad Hoc Panel Member, NIH Special Emphasis Peer Review Panel, 2010
  • Chair of the Personality/Social convention program and Member of Program Committee, American Psychological Society, 2005-2008

Editorial Positions

  • Editor-in-Chief, Emotion, 2017-present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes, 2007-2008, 2014-2017
  • Deputy Editor, Psychological Science, 2010-2011
  • Associate Editor, Psychological Science, May 2008-2010
  • Associate Editor, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1998-2001

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science
  • Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 8)
  • Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • International Association for Relationship Research

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion
  • Health Psychology
  • Research Methods
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