Dr. Amanda Gesselman a social–developmental psychologist with additional training in advanced methodology and statistics. She has been with the Kinsey Institute since 2014, and is now the Associate Director for Research at The Kinsey Institute and the inaugural Anita Aldrich Endowed Research Scientist at Indiana University.
Over the last 10 years, Dr. Gesselman has been involved in a wide array of social–behavioral research. Her current research interests are in new trends in the romantic and sexual lives of adults around the world, the influence of close relationships on health and well-being, and how technology can be used to facilitate meaningful connections.
Dr. Gesselman has served as a scientific or statistical consultant for various corporations, non-profit organizations, and academic collaborations. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and covered by international media outlets including TIME, VICE, and Netflix’s Explained.
Loneliness, well-being and meaningful digital connections in LGBTQ+ individuals during COVID-19. Social Science Research Council. Role: Principal Investigator.
Sex and Relationships in the Time of COVID-19. Office of the Vice President for Research, Indiana University. Role: Principal Investigator
Loneliness, mobile-mediated intimacy, and psychosocial well-being. Docler (Duodecad IT Services). Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Note for Students:
For applying or incoming graduate students interested in working with Dr. Gesselman: please note that because of Dr. Gesselman’s position as a research scientist, she does not have the ability to serve as a primary advisor for students. While she is open to collaboration with graduate students working with other faculty, she cannot take students herself or serve as Chair for a student’s thesis/dissertation.
For undergraduate students interested in research assistant positions: please note that the lab is full through December 2022. Check back mid-Fall 2022 for updates.