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Amy Lyndon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: Rawl 305B
Phone: 252-328-2589
Fax: 252-328-6283

Mailing Address:

104 Rawl Building
Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A., Appalachian State University

Research Interests:

I have several lines of research, mostly focused on the topic of unwanted pursuit and intimate partner stalking. The goal of the first line of research is to identify theory-driven predictors of perpetration of unwanted pursuit. Projects include using Relational Goals theory, the I3 model of interpersonal violence, and the Theory of Reasoned Action to understand perpetrators and proxy perpetrators. Other perpetrator-based research includes examining Facebook stalking and validating a new measure of stalking myths. A second line of research examines the role of gender and technology in stalking victimization, using both qualitative and quantitative data from adolescents and college students. The third line of research is focused on psycho-legal aspects of stalking, and includes an archival examination of court cases, and a project on how law enforcement officers handle stalking cases in the Southeast. The fourth line of research concerns perceptions of and predictors of sexual aggression. Studies in this line focus on specifying what discriminates men who use force or manipulation as assault tactics and a qualitative investigation of high school coaches' perceptions of sexual assault.

Recent Publications:

Lyndon, A. E., Sinclair, H. C., MacArthur, J., Fay, B., Ratajack, E.*, & Collier, K. E. (2012). An introduction and review of gender and stalking. Sex Roles, 66, 299-310. doi: 10.1007/s11199-011-0106-2

Sheridan, L., & Lyndon, A. E. (2012). The influence of prior relationship, gender, and fear on the consequences of stalking victimization. Sex Roles, 66, 340-350. Doi: 10.1007/s11199-011-0106-2

Termini, K.*, Golden, J. A., Lyndon, A. E., & Sheaffer, B. L. (2009). Reactive attachment disorder and cognitive, affective and behavioral dimensions of moral development. Invited special issue in The Behavioral Development Bulletin.

Sinclair, H. C., Ladny, R. T., & Lyndon, A. E. (2011). Adding insult to injury:  Effects of interpersonal rejection types, rejection sensitivity, and self-regulation on obsessive relational intrusion. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 503-520. doi: 10.1002/ab.20412

Lyndon, A. E., Duffy, D., Smith, P. H., & White, J. W. (2011). The role of high school coaches in helping prevent adolescent sexual aggression: Part of the solution or part of the problem? Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 35, 377-399. doi: 10.1177/0193723511426292

Lyndon, A. E,  Bonds-Raacke, J, & Cratty, A*. (2011). College students’ Facebook stalking of ex-partners. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14, 711-716. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2010.0588

Click here for full curriculum vitae (.pdf).