The Kinsey Institute 

Dr. Amanda Gesselman

Amanda Gesselman, Ph.D.

Anita Aldrich Endowed Research Scientist

Dr. Gesselman is a social psychologist at the Kinsey Institute, and the inaugural Anita Aldrich Endowed Research Scientist at Indiana University.

She completed her doctoral training at the University of Florida under Dr. Gregory D. Webster, and her postdoctoral training at the Kinsey Institute under Dr. Justin Garcia.

Her research examines dating and sexuality of single adults, with an emphasis on technology and health behaviors; the psychology, sexuality, and health of romantic couples; and the intersection of human development, stigma, and sexuality.

 agesselm@indiana.edu
 (812) 855-4931

Morrison Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405


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Education

  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 2014
  • M.S., University of Florida, 2011
  • B.S., Columbus State University, 2009

Research interests

  • Sex and dating behaviors of singles
  • Sex, health, and technology
  • Sex and medical interventions

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Gesselman, A.N., Bigatti, S.M., Garcia, J.R., Coe, K., Cella, D., Champion, V.L. (in press). Spirituality, emotional distress, and post-traumatic growth in breast cancer survivors and their partners: An actor–partner interdependence modeling approach. Psycho-Oncology.
  • Ta, V. P., Gesselman, A. N., Perry, B. L., Fisher, H. E., & Garcia, J. R. (2017). Stress of singlehood: Marital status, domain-specific stress, and anxiety in a U.S. sample. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 36, 461-485.
  • Gesselman, A. N., Garcia, J. R., & Webster, G. D. (2016). Has virginity lost its virtue?: Relationship stigma associated with being a sexually inexperienced adult. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 202-213.
  • Garcia, J. R., Gesselman, A. N., Siliman, S. A., Perry, B. L., Coe, K., & Fisher, H. E. (2016). Sexting among singles in the USA: Prevalence of sending, receiving, and sharing sexual messages and images. Sexual Health, 13, 428-435.
  • Webster, G. D., Gesselman, A. N., Crysel, L. C., Brunell, A. B., Jonason, P. K., Hadden, B. W., & Smith, C. V. (2016). An actor–partner interdependence model of the Dark Triad and aggression in couples: Relationship duration moderates the link between psychopathy and argumentativeness. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 196-207.

Current grants

2017
Dr. Anita Aldrich Sexual Health Research Fund.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

2016-2017
Emergency Contraceptives KAP Survey of U.S. College Students. Teva Pharmaceutical Industry.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

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