Benjamin Le, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Haverford College

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Contact

Haverford College

Department of Psychology

370 Lancaster Ave.

Haverford, PA 19041

Office: Sharpless Hall S424

Lab: Sharpless Hall S403

ble@haverford.edu 

www.haverford.edu/users/ble

ben@benjaminle.com

www.benjaminle.com

610.896.1471

Education

Purdue University / West Lafayette, Indiana

Ph.D. / 2003 / Social Psychology / Advisor: Dr. Christopher Agnew

Title: Social influence on romantic relationship commitment

M.S. / 1999 / Social Psychology / Advisor: Dr. Christopher Agnew

Title: Need fulfillment and emotional experience in interdependent romantic relationships

Grinnell College / Grinnell, Iowa

B.A. (with honors) / 1996 / Psychology

California Polytechnic Institute / San Luis Obispo, California

Undergraduate student / 1992 – 1994 / Architecture

Employment

History

Haverford College / Department of Psychology /  Haverford, Pennsylvania

Professor of Psychology / 2017 - current

Department Chair - Psychology / 2012 - 2016

Associate Professor of Psychology (tenured) / 2010 - 2017

Assistant Professor of Psychology / 2003 - 2010

Pre-Doctoral Fellow / Visiting Instructor of Psychology / 2001 - 2003

Purdue University / Department of Psychological Sciences / West Lafayette, Indiana

Graduate Instructor / 1997 - 2001

Teaching Assistant / 1996 - 2000

Research Assistant / 1996 - 2001

Indiana University / Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences / Kokomo, Indiana

Adjunct Faculty / 1997 - 1998

Courses Taught

Haverford College / Department of Psychology /  Haverford, Pennsylvania

PSYC 100: Foundations of Psychology

PSYC 106: Foundations of Social Behavior

PSYC 200: Experimental Methods and Statistics

PSYC 224: Social Psychology

PSYC 304: Environmental Psychology and Conservation

PSYC 305: Communicating Psychological Science

PSYC 324: Laboratory in Social Psychology

PSYC 325: Theory & Research in Dyadic Processes (was PSYC 225: The Psychology of Close Relationships)

PSYC 351: Experimental Research and Fieldwork Projects

PSYC 393: Senior Research Tutorial in Social Psychology (87 students supervised to date)

Chesick Scholars Program: People and Numbers: Using Data to Answer Questions in Psychology (summer intensive course for incoming first-year students)

Purdue University / Department of Psychological Sciences / West Lafayette, Indiana

PSY 242: The Psychology of Personality

PSY 285: Consumer Behavior

PSY 391: Readings in Social Psychology

Indiana University / Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences / Kokomo, Indiana

P319: The Psychology of Personality

P320: Social Psychology

Publications

HCHaverford College student co-author

Journal Articles

 

Freedman, G., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (in press). Ghosting and destiny: Implicit theories of relationships predict beliefs about ghosting. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

HCPetersen, J., & Le, B. (2017). Psychological distress, attachment, and conflict resolution in romantic relationships. Modern Psychological Studies, 23 (online first).

Davis, J. L., Le, B., Coy, A. E., HCRickert, J., HCRegan, B., & HCRidgeway, K. (2015). Commitment to the environment: The role of subjective norms in college and community samples. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 568-583.

 

HCEmery, L. F., Muise, A., & HCAlpert, E., & Le, B. (2015). Do we look happy? Perceptions of romantic relationship quality on Facebook. Personal Relationships, 22, 1-7.

 

HCEmery, L. F., Muise, A., & HCDix, E. L., & Le, B. (2014). Can you tell that I'm in a relationship? Attachment and relationship visibility on Facebook. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 1466-1479.

 

HCEmery, L. F., & Le, B. (2014). Imagining the white picket fence: Social class, future plans, and romantic relationship quality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 653-661.

 

HCDix, E. L., HCEmery, L. F., & Le, B. (2014). Commitment to the academic honor code: An investment model analysis of academic integrity. Social Psychology of Education, 17, 179-196.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., Le, B., Wu, T. F., & Wei, M. (2013). Attachment and the Investment Model: Distal and proximal predictors of relationship commitment, maintenance, and persistence. Personal Relationships, 20, 546-567.

 

Coy, A. E., HCFarrell, A. K., HCGilson, K. P., Davis, J. L., & Le, B. (2013). Commitment to the environment and student support for "green" campus initiatives. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 3, 49-55.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., Le, B., & Hoffman, N. G. (2013). Predictors of friend approval for a romantic relationship. Personal Relationships, 20, 69-83.

 

Mashek, D., Le, B., Israel, K., & Aron, A. (2011). Wanting less closeness in romantic relationships. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 333-345.

 

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & HCKorn, M. S. (2011). Predicting women’s and men’s coping strategies: Interdependence type matters. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 710-726.

 

Davis, J. L., Le, B., & Coy, A. E. (2011). Building a model of commitment to the natural environment to predict ecological behavior and willingness to sacrifice. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 257-265.  [see write-up of this work in Science for Environment Policy]

 

Le, B., HCKorn, M. S., Crockett, E. E., & Loving, T. J. (2011). Missing you maintains us: Missing a romantic partner, commitment, relationship maintenance, and physical infidelity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 653-667.

 

Le, B., Dove, N. L., Agnew, C. R., HCKorn, M. S., & HCMutso, A. A. (2010). Predicting non-marital romantic relationship dissolution: A meta-analytic synthesis. Personal Relationships, 17, 377-390. [supplemental list of all papers included in the meta-analysis]

 

Le, B., Loving, T. J., Lewandowski, G. W. Jr., HCFeinberg, E. G., HCJohnson, K. C., HCFiorentino, R., & HCIng, J. (2008). Missing a romantic partner: A prototype analysis. Personal Relationships, 15, 511-532.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., Le, B., & Charania, M. R. (2008). Perceived versus reported social referent approval and romantic relationship commitment and persistence. Personal Relationships, 15, 281-295.

Le, B., HCMoss, W. B., & Mashek, D. (2007). Assessing relationship closeness on-line: Moving from an interval-scaled to continuous measure of including others in the self. Social Science Computer Review, 25, 405-409.

Le, B., HCChoi, H. N., & Beal, D. J. (2006). Pocket-sized psychology studies: Exploring daily-diary software for Palm Pilots. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 38, 325-332.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., & Le, B. (2005). Thinking about commitment: Accessibility of commitment and prediction of relationship persistence, accommodation, and willingness to sacrifice. Personal Relationships, 12, 103-123.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (2003). Commitment and its theorized determinants: A meta-analysis of the Investment Model. Personal Relationships, 10, 37-57.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (2001). Need fulfillment and emotional experience in interdependent romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 18, 423-440.

 

Handbook Chapters & Technical Reports

 

Agnew, C. R., & Le, B. (2015). Prosocial behavior in close relationships: An interdependence approach. In W. G. Graziano & D. Schneider (Eds.), Oxford handbook of prosocial behavior (pp. 362-375). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., & Le, B. (2014). The influence of subjective norms on close relationships. In C. R. Agnew (ed.), Social influences on close relationships: Beyond the dyad (pp. 105-125). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Crockett, E. E. (2009). The physiology of feeling hurt. In A. Vangelisti (ed.), Feeling hurt in close relationships (pp. 359-375). New York: Cambridge University Press.

 

Agnew, C. R., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Goodfriend, W. (2004). Thinking close: Measuring relational closeness as perceived self-other inclusion. In D. Mashek & A. Aron (eds.), Handbook of closeness and intimacy (pp. 103-115). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Weiss, H. M., MacDermid, S. M., Strauss, R., Kurek, K. E., Le, B., & Robbins, D. (2001). Retention in the armed forces: Past approaches and new research directions. Technical report, United States Department of Defense.

Chapters, Teaching Resources, & Encyclopedia Contributions

Le, B., & HCEmery, L. F. (2013). Relationships. In D. Dunn (ed.), Oxford bibliographies in psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Gleason, M. (Eds.) (2011). The science of relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage, and family. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

 

Le, B. (2011). How does my sex life stack up to others? In G. W. Lewandowski Jr., T. J. Loving, B. Le, & M. Gleason (eds.), The science of relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage, and family. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

 

Le, B. (2011). I believe for a relationship to work, partners must be “soul mates.” Am I right? In G. W. Lewandowski Jr., T. J. Loving, B. Le, & M. Gleason (eds.), The science of relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage, and family. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

 

Le, B. (2011). What’s the best way to meet someone? In G. W. Lewandowski Jr., T. J. Loving, B. Le, & M. Gleason (eds.), The science of relationships: Answers to your questions about dating, marriage, and family. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

 

Le, B. (2009). Familiarity principle of attraction. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Le, B., & HCFarrell, A. K. (2009). Need fulfillment in relationships. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Lewandowski, G. W. Jr., & Le, B. (2009). Fun in relationships. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Le, B., & Lewandowski, G. W. Jr. (2007). Castaways, outcasts, and cyberball: Social isolation, interpersonal rejection, and ostracism on Exile Island. In R. J. Gerrig (ed.), The psychology of Survivor (pp. 145-157). Dallas, TX: BenBella Books.

Lewandowski, G. W. Jr., & Le, B. (2007). Outwitting to outlast: The role of impression management on Survivor. In R. J. Gerrig (ed.), The psychology of Survivor (pp. 57-70). Dallas, TX: BenBella Books.

Presentations

HCHaverford College student co-author

Invited Talks & Colloquia

Le, B. (2017, November 18). Preregistration: Why, what, & how. Project TIER Fall Workshop. Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Le, B. (2015, April 15). "No, I'm not like Dr. Phil": The science and psychology of romantic relationships. Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

Le, B. (2012, March 22). What’s love got to do with it? The science and psychology of romantic relationships. Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey.

 

Le, B. (2012, February 15). The science of relationships: A discussion of the book and website. Department of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

 

Le, B. (2008, October 18). Should I stay or should I go, and will I miss you when you're gone? The role of commitment in romantic relationships. Invited keynote address to be given at the annual Psychology Synergy Undergraduate Research Conference, Westminster, Maryland.

 

Le, B. (2007, October 26). Wish you were here: Exploring the experience of missing a romantic partner. Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey.

 

Le, B. (2007, March 9). The experience of geographic separation: A prototype analysis of missing a romantic partner. Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

 

Le, B. (2007, March 7). The psychology of geographic separations: A prototype analysis of the experience of missing a romantic partner. Natural Science Colloquium, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois.

 

Loving, T. J., & Le, B. (2006, March 22). “I miss you”: What it means and what it doesn’t. Department of Psychology, Social Area, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

 

Le, B. (2005, February 10). Speed and distance in romantic relationships: Thinking about commitment and geographic separation. Department of Psychology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

 

Le, B. (2004, March 30). Antecedents and consequences of relationship commitment: Perspectives from the Investment Model. Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey.

Le, B., (1997, March 12). From Grinnell to grad school: Making the most of your Grinnell education in the transition to graduate school. Psychology Department, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.

Invited Symposia

Le, B. (2019, February). Participant in a professional development session: Doing Research and Getting Grants Outside an R-1 Setting (Chaired by C. Moss-Racusin). At the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Portland, Oregon.

Le, B. (2016, January). Participant in a professional development session: Scholarship and productivity at liberal arts and teaching intensive institutions (Chaired by K. Dukes & V. J. Taylor). At the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, California.

Le, B. (2006, July). Discussant for symposium: Moving beyond snapshots of affective and relational processes: New findings using experience sampling and video recall. M. Schulz (chair). Presentation at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Rethymnon, Crete.

Conference Paper Session/Symposia Chair

 

Le, B. (2014, July). Session chair. Social Networks. At the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Melbourne, Australia.

 

Le, B. (2006, July). Session chair. Cognition II. At the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Rethymnon, Crete.

 

Loving, T. J., & Le, B. (2004, July). Symposium co-chair and co-organizer: Measuring commitment to predict relationship cognitions, behaviors, and outcomes: Theoretical and methodological considerations. At the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Conference Presentations

 

Powell, D. N., Freedman, G., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (2017, January). They say they are "talking," but what does that mean? Poster presented at the SPSP Technology Pre-Conference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

 

HCBach, C. J., Lowe, L., Sargent, K., Le, B., Lilgendahl, J. P., & McLean, K. C. (2017, January). A longitudinal, mixed-methods approach to understanding the identity pathways of STEM students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

 

HCDuSold, O., HCFoster, W., HCHeaton, E. C., Le, B., Lilgendahl, J. P., & McLean, K. C. (2017, January). Growing the growth mindset: The importance of academic high point narratives during the transition to college. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

 

Freedman, G., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (2017, January). Ghosting and destiny: Implicit theories of relationships predict beliefs about ghosting. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

 

HCAdler, E., HCScharff, A., Le, B., & Lilgendahl, J. P. (2016, January). A longitudinal study of how objective SES and SES-based social identity threat relate to college adjustment and performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, California.

 

HCScharff, A., HCAdler, E., Le, B., & Lilgendahl, J. P. (2016, January). Subjective aspects of experience predict increasing attachment security in the transition to college. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, California.

 

Lilgendahl, J. P., HCBing-Canar, H., HCReinhart, E., HCSuzuki, R., Le, B., & McLean, K. (2015, February). Hooking up and breaking up: How romantic high and low point narratives relate to dating identity and well-being across the first year of college. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, California.

 

Campbell, K., Arriaga, X. B., Le, B., & Mashek, D. (2014, July). Teaching close relationships: Assignments. Roundtable session at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Melbourne, Australia.

 

Le, B., HCEmery, L. F., HCAlpert, E. R., & Muise, A. (2014, February). What does your Facebook activity say about your relationship?: Perceptions of relationship satisfaction and likability on Facebook. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, Texas.

 

HCEmery, L. F., HCField, J., HCWilliams, J., & Le, B. (2013, January). Abstraction makes the heart grow fonder: Construal level, closeness, and romantic relationship quality. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Le, B., & HCEmery, L. F. (2013, January). Committed on Facebook: An Investment Model analysis of social networking behavior in close relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

HCEmery, L. F., HCDix, E. L., & Le, B. (2012, July). “It’s complicated”: Attachment style predicts relationship visibility and attending to alternatives on Facebook. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Holmes, B. M., Harman, J. J., Le, B., et al. (2012, July). Reaching a mass audience: Exciting developments in making relationship research accessible to all. Interest group meeting sponsored by the IAAR Media Committee presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., HCEmery, L. F., & HCDix, E. L. (2012, July). Too friendly on Facebook? An investment model analysis of alternatives and social networking. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Boelter, J., Loving, T. J., Le, B., HCHarman, R., & HCLayfield, C. (2012, March). Information manipulation: Emerging adults? Romantic relationship quality and disclosures to family and friends. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA). Vancouver, Canada.

 

Coy, A. E., Le, B., & Davis, J. L. (2012, January). Commitment to the environment: The role of the investment model and subjective norms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, California.

 

Coy, A. E., HCFarrell, A. K., HCGilson, K., Davis, J. L., & Le, B. (January, 2012). Commitment to the environment and campus pro-environmental behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Sustainability Psychology Pre-Conference (SPSPSP), San Diego, California.

 

HCDix, E. L., HCEmery, L. F., & Le, B. (2012). Keep to the code: An investment model analysis of commitment to the honor code. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, California.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., Le, B., & Hoffman, N. G., (2012). Perceived satisfaction and the prediction of social network member’s approval and disapproval of romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, California.

HCFarrell, A. K., & Le, B. (2011, January). Expanding the identity: Self-expansion and identity formation in romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

Le, B., HCFarrell, A. K., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2011, January). Self-expansion and infidelity in romantic relationships: The mediating role of satisfaction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

 

Coy, A. E., Davis, J. L., & Le, B. (2010, January). Antecedents and consequences of commitment to the natural environment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & HCKorn, M. S. (2009, February). Why I miss thee: Relational interdependence mediates the association between participant sex and missing. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa, Florida.

 

Le, B., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Mattingly, B. A., HCKorn, M. S., & Evans, K. (2009, February). Self-expansion and closeness as predictors of infidelity in romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa, Florida.

 

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & HCKorn, M. S. (2008, July). I miss you, but I’m coping: Long distance relationship status affects reactions to partner absences. In A. J. Merolla (organizer), Long distance in close relationships: Exploring communication, coping, and mental health in geographically-separated relationships. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., Hoffman, N., & Le, B. (2008, July). Social network members’ approval or disapproval for romantic relationships, network members’ supportive behavior and encouragement of relationship maintenance. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Le, B., Crockett, E. E., HCKorn, M. S., & Loving, T. J. (2008, July). Commitment and relationship maintenance during short-term geographic separations: The mediational role of missing a partner. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Hoffman, N., Etcheverry, P. E., & Le, B. (2008, May). What do you see in him (or her)? Predictors of normative beliefs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., HCKorn, M. S., Loving, T. J., & Crockett, E. E. (2008, February). Commitment, relationship maintenance, and missing a romantic partner: A longitudinal investigation of short-term geographic separations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & HCKorn, M. S. (2008, February). Predicting daters’ sex-typed coping strategies in the context of geographic separation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Nardone, N., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Le, B. (2008, February). The relation of self-expansion to well-being and relationship quality. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Sternberg, W. F., HCShafi, H., HCSelsor, S., & Le, B. (2007, November). Associations among empathy, human social relationships, and pain experience. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), San Diego, California.

 

Le, B. (2007, June). Predictors of premarital relationship stability: Meta-analytic results. Paper presented at the Meeting of Emerging Relationship Researchers Group (MERRG), Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.

 

Korcz, L., Lewandowski, G. W. Jr., Le, B., & Lupon, J. (2007, March). Self variables as predictors of ethnocentrism and study abroad interest. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

HCKorn, M. S., HCMutso, A., Le, B., Smoak, N. D., & Agnew, C. R. (2007, March). Predicting persistence in dating relationships: A meta-analytic examination. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Le, B., HCBuniva, E., HCKozakewich, E., & Etcheverry, P. E. (2007, January). Social network supportive behaviors and commitment in long-distance romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Memphis, Tennessee.

Smoak, N. D., Le, B., Agnew, C. R. (2007, January). A meta-analytic examination of predictors of persistence in premarital relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., & Le, B. (2006, July). “He said, she said:” Gender differences in disclosure to friends about relationships. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Rethymnon, Crete.

 

Le, B., Loving, T. J., HCFeinberg, E. G., HCJohnson, K. C., & HCIng, J. (2006, July). The experience of geographic separation: Validating the prototype of missing a romantic partner. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Rethymnon, Crete.

 

Le, B., Smoak, N. D., & Agnew, C. R. (2006, July). A meta-analytic examination of predictors of persistence in dating relationships. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Rethymnon, Crete.

 

Mashek, D., Israel, K., & Le, B. (2006, July). Priming the desire for less closeness. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Rethymnon, Crete.

 

Schoenfeld, E. A., Loving, T. J., & Le, B. (2006, July). The depiction of close relationships in The New Yorker cartoons. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Rethymnon, Crete.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., Le, B., & Rehmatullah, M. (2006, January). Social network approval, participant perceptions and the prediction of romantic relationship commitment and persistence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Palm Springs, California.

 

Rehmatullah, M., Etcheverry, P. E., & Le, B. (2006, January). Predicting normative beliefs about maintaining a romantic relationship and motivation to comply with those beliefs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Palm Springs, California.

 

Bradshaw, K. M., Craig, T. Y., & Le, B. (August, 2005). Relationship need for cognition: Their needs, your thoughts, and satisfaction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Washington DC.

 

Bradshaw, K. M., Craig, T. Y., & Le, B. (May, 2005). Relationship need for cognition and commitment: “Hey Baby, I know what you need.” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., HCWidick, P., HCPurchia, E., HCSpinelli, L. M., & HCKoster, E. (January, 2005). College commitment and associated outcomes: Perspectives from the Investment Model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Sullivan, K., Loving, T. J., & Le, B. (January, 2005). Disclosing to family and friends about romantic relationships: Who matters more? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

HCWidick, P., HCPurchia, E., HCSpinelli, L. M., HCKoster, E., & Le, B. (January, 2005). Inclusion and satisfaction with a college community: A self-expansion analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Le, B., HCChoi, H. N., & Beal, D. J. (2004, October). A review of ESM software for Palm Pilots. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., & Le, B. (2004, July). Accessibility of commitment and prediction of relationship persistence, accommodation, and willingness to sacrifice. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Le, B., Loving, T. J., HCFiorentino, R., HCQuill, M., HCPorricelli, L., & HCAdams, S. (2004, July). "Wish you were here": A prototype analysis of missing a romantic partner. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Mashek, D., Le, B., Bloom-Feshbach, A., HCGardner-Mims, W., Israel, K., & HCThomas, S. (2004, July). Central descriptors of wanting more vs. wanting less closeness. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Le, B. (2004, June). A prototype analysis of missing a romantic partner. Paper presented at the Meeting of Emerging Relationship Researchers Group (MERRG), Highland Beach, Florida.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., & Le, B. (2004, January). Thinking about commitment: Accessibility of commitment and the prediction of accommodation and willingness to sacrifice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, Texas.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (2003, May). Relationship satisfaction and actual-ideal discrepancies in closeness: Moderation by relationship beliefs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., & Etcheverry, P. E. (2003, February). Social network associations with commitment: An expansion of the Investment Model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Los Angeles, California.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., & Le, B. (2003, February). Accessibility of commitment and the prediction of relationship continuance. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Los Angeles, California.

 

Heffner, K. L., Le, B., & Loving, T. J. (2002, July). Attachment following terrorism: The impact of 9/11 on attachment style and beliefs in a just world. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships (ISSPR), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Le, B., & Beal, D. J. (2002, July). Social networks and the promotion of relationship commitment. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships (ISSPR), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Etcheverry, P. E., Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (2002, February). Accessibility of Investment Model constructs and the prediction of commitment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Savannah, Georgia.

 

Le, B., & Beal, D. J. (2002, February). The mediational role of commitment in the Investment Model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Savannah, Georgia.

 

Kurek, K., Le, B., & Weiss, H. M. (2001, April). Studying affective climates using web-based experience sampling methods. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Diego, California.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (2001, February). Applicability of the Investment Model across commitment targets: Meta-analytic findings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (2000, May). Emotional experience and need fulfillment in long-distance and proximal relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., & Loving, T. J. (2000, May). Self-expansion through shared experiences: An investigation into the effects of relationship events and public affirmation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (1999, June). Need fulfillment and emotional experience in interdependent romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Network on Personal Relationships (INPR), Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (1999, April). Comparison level and outcomes: Examining the underpinnings of relationship satisfaction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (1999, April). Psychological individualism and emotional experience in relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (1998, June). Individualism in romantic relationships: Correspondence between partners and associations with relationship quality. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships (ISSPR), Saratoga Springs, New York.

 

Le, B., Loving, T. J., Miron, C. A., & Agnew, C. R. (1998, April). Affective experience and close relationship quality: Exploring the moderating role of cognitive interdependence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., & Agnew, C. R. (1997, June). Discrepancy between own and perceived partner inclusion-of-other-in-the-self predicts relationship dissolution. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Network on Personal Relationships (INPR) Young Scholars Pre-Conference, Oxford, Ohio.

 

Agnew, C. R., & Le, B. (1997, May). Individualism in romantic relationships: Associations with commitment, satisfaction, and self-other inclusion. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society (APS), Washington, D.C.

 

Le, B., & Barden, J. (1997, May). A bias in physical attractiveness ratings of familiar targets. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., Kopelman, T., Sinnett, L. M., & Barden, J. (1996, May). Individual differences in the role of personal projects as mood regulators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Le, B., (1995, September). Implicit and explicit memory performance as mediated by introversion-extroversion and arousal levels. Paper presented at the annual Grinnell College Summer Research Poster Session, Grinnell, Iowa.

Student Presentations at Undergraduate Research Symposia

 

HCDix, E., HCEmery, L., & Le, B. (2011, September). Keep to the code: An Investment Model analysis of commitment to the Honor Code. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Science Research Symposium, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

 

HCFarrell, A. K., HCGilson, K., & Le, B. (2009, September). Going green: Commitment to the environment and willingness to sacrifice. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Science Research Symposium, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

 

HCKorn, M. S., & Le, B. (2006, November). Predicting dissolution in dating relationships: A meta-analytic review. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Science Research Symposium, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

 

HCFeinberg, E. G., HCJohnson, K. C., & Le, B. (2005, April). Missing a romantic partner in long-distance relationships: A prototype approach. Poster presented at the annual University of Scranton Psychology Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

HCKorn, M. S., & Le, B. (2005, April). An Investment Model analysis of predictors of college commitment: Changes across students’ first semester at school. Poster presented at the annual University of Scranton Psychology Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

HCChoi, H. N., & Le, B. (2004, November). Exploring ESM software on Palm Pilots. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Science Research Symposium, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania.

Colloquia at Haverford College

 

Le, B. (2012, September). A nudge towards love: Subtle influences on interpersonal attraction. Invited TEDx talk.

 

Le, B. (2012, April). The science and psychology of romantic relationships. Invited presentation for the 1833 Society (distinguished Haverford College alumni and donors), Washington DC.

 

Le, B. (2009, October). What’s love got to do with it? The science and psychology of romantic relationships. Invited presentation at Friends and Family Weekend.

 

Le, B. (2007, November). Commitment in romantic relationships: Should I stay or should I go, and will I miss you when you're gone? Inaugural talk in the President’s Dinner, Drinks, and Discourse colloquia series.

Other Presentations at Haverford College

Le, B. (2018, September). Open science & preregistration in psychology research: Why, what, & how.

Le, B. (2018, May). Teaching with Technology Forum: Digital identity.

Le, B. (2008, April). “Tech Tuesday” demonstration and discussion of tablet PC applications for teaching and scholarship.

 

Åkerfeldt, K., & Le, B. (2006, June). Group size and performance: A discussion of Laughlin et al. (2006) within the context of science laboratories.

 

Le, B., HCCarp, J., HCIng, J., & HCKorn, M. S. (2005, June). Evolutionary approaches to close relationships: A discussion of Fenigstein & Peltz (2002).

Grants & Awards

Lilgendahl, J. P. & Le, B. (Funding period: August 2015 – July 2020). National Science Foundation. SBP: RUI: Collaborative Research: The Identity Pathways Project - A Longitudinal Study of Narrative Identity Processes, Contexts, and Outcomes. Funding amount: $254,280.

Faculty Fellowship, Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research), 2017 – 2018.

Faculty Research Funding, Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center, Haverford College, 2014 – 2015.

Faculty Support Fund, Haverford College, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015.

Faculty Research Fund, Haverford College, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011.

Faculty Research Award, Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Haverford College, 2009.

JF Milne Publications Research Grant, Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships, 2004.

Consortium for a Stronger Minority Presence at Liberal Arts Colleges (CSMP) Minority Scholar-in-Residence Dissertation Fellowship, Haverford College. 2001 – 2002.

Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, Purdue University, 2000.

Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching, Purdue University, 2000.

Sherman Fairchild Summer Research Grant, Grinnell College, 1995.

Professional Memberships

International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)

Professional Service

Reviewing

Consulting Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2014 – current.

Editorial Board, Personal Relationships, 2003 – 2016.

Editorial Board, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2015 – current.

Editorial Board, Representative Research in Social Psychology, 2001 – 2002.

 

Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer:

Communication Reports

European Journal of Social Psychology

Family Science

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Journal of Family Issues

Journal of Personality

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Journal of Research on Adolescence

Journal of Research in Personality

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Journal of Social Psychology

Personal Relationships

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Psychological Bulletin

Psychological Science

Representative Research in Social Psychology

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Social Science Computer Review

Conference Submissions Reviewer:

International Association for Relationships Research, 2006 meeting in Rethymnon, Crete.

Theory Construction and Research Methods, 2009 workshop in San Francisco, CA.

International Association for Relationships Research, 2016 meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Grant & Fellowship Reviewer:

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada,  2012.

Review Panelist, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2015.

Reviewer for (Proposed) Volumes, Handbooks, and/or Textbooks:

Allyn & Bacon, 2002

American Psychological Association, 2009, 2010, 2011

Blackwell, 2005

Norton, 2008, 2017

Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003

Pearson, 2011

Prentice Hall, 2001

Sage, 2007

Wadsworth, 2003, 2004

External Reviews

External Reviewer, Department of Psychology, Ursinus College, 2014.

External Reviewer, personnel cases at peer institutions (10 cases reviewed since 2014).

Thesis Reviewer, Master of Clinical Psychology, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), 2018.

Organizational Service

Committee Appointments:

International Association for Relationship Research, Teaching Committee, 2013 – 2016.

International Association for Relationship Research, Website Committee Chair, 2005 – 2010; 2012 – 2014.

 

Mentoring:

Panelist on the topic of balancing teaching and research at the Graduate Student Mentoring lunch, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2015.

Panelist on the topic of academic publishing, International Association for Relationship Research New Scholars Workshop, 2015.

Participant in the International Association for Relationship Mentoring Program, 2015 – 2016.

Panelist on the topic of scholarship and productivity at liberal arts and teaching intensive institutions, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2016.

Participant in the mentoring lunch, Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, 2018.

Miscellaneous:

Co-organizer of the Meeting of Emerging Relationship Researchers Group, Highland Beach, Florida, 2004.

College Service

Haverford College

Department Chair:

Psychology, 2012 – 2016.

Standing Committees:

Faculty Representative to the Board of Managers, 2018 – 2020.

Faculty Affairs and Policy Committee, 2018 – 2020.

Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB), 2015 – 2017.

IRB, 2013 – 2015.

Educational Policy Committee, 2011 – 2012, 2016 – 2017.

Committee on Student Standings and Programs, 2007 – 2008.

Academic Council—Alternate Faculty Representative at Large, 2011 – 2012, 2014 – 2015.

Assessment & Accreditation

Educational Effectiveness Assessment Working Group, 2018 – 2019.

Facilities & Space:

Co-Chair, Sharpless Hall Renovation Steering Committee, 2016 – 2017.

Sharpless Hall Renovation Steering Committee, 2015 – 2016.

Architect Selection Committee – Sharpless Hall, 2014 – 2015.

Academic Space and Planning Committee, 2014 – 2015.

Science Center:

Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center Steering Committee, 2007 – 2010.

Hughes Program Coordinating Committee, 2005 – 2006.

Committee on Laboratory Safety, 2004 – 2005.

Search Committees:

Search Committee—President, Haverford College, 2018 – 2019.

Ad Hoc Search Committee— Faculty, Psychology Department, 2005 – 2006, 2011 – 2012.

Ad Hoc Search Committee— Staff, Psychology Department, 2012 – 2013.

Ad Hoc Search Committee—Faculty, Sociology Department, 2008 – 2009.

Ad Hoc Search Committee—Director of the Office of Academic Resources, 2011 – 2012.

Ad Hoc Search Committee—Chief Information Officer, 2009 – 2010

Ad Hoc Search Committee—Men’s Lacrosse Coach, 2009 – 2010.

Ad Hoc Search Committee—Science Librarian, 2005 – 2006.

Ad Hoc Search Committee—Major Gifts Officer, Institutional Advancement, 2004 – 2005.

Personnel & Promotion:

Glossator—Psychology Department tenure case, 2012 – 2013

Glossator—Psychology Department reappointment case, 2007 – 2008

Faculty Mentoring:

New Faculty Mentor, 2008 – 2009, 2013 – 2014, 2015 – 2016.

TriCo Faculty New Faculty "Word of Advice" Forum, 2014 – 2015; 2018 – 2019.

Student Mentoring:

Instructor/Mentor—Chesick Scholars Program, summer 2018.

Horizons First-Year Student Advisor, 2016 – 2017.

Lab Instructor—HSSI Program (i.e., “Summer Bridge Program”), summer 2006.

HHMI MSP Student Summer Research Mentor, summer 2004, summer 2005.

Technology:

Registration System Redesign Ad Hoc Committee (SEADs), 2011 – 2012.

E-mail System Replacement Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee, 2009 – 2010.

Visual Curriculum Working Group, 2016 – current.

Data Stewardship Council, 2018 – current.

Miscellaneous:

Faculty Representative to Athletics Department, 2009 – 2010.

Center for Academic Excellence— Proposal Evaluation Committee, 2009 – 2010.

Bryn Mawr & Swarthmore Colleges

Swarthmore College: Sabbatical Proposals Review Committee,  2017, 2018.

Swarthmore College: Honors Examiner in Social Psychology, 2012, 2014, 2015.

Bryn Mawr College: Dissertation Committee Member, Psychology, 2008, 2011.

Outreach & Industry

ScienceOfRelationships.com: Co-founder (2011), Site Administrator, Editor, and Contributor (2011 - 2018). Website that communicates about research on the scientific study of close relationships. Winner of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Media Prize for 2012; 9 million page views (2011 -  2018).

StayGo App: Scientific and Creative Consultant

Honeyfund.com: Survey Design Consultant

Pioneer Academics: Professor and research supervisor. Mentored international and domestic high school students in psychology research (Summer 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018).

References

Christopher R. Agnew, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research

Professor

Department of Psychological Sciences

Purdue University

Richard Freedman, Ph. D.

Associate Provost for Curricular Development & John C. Whitehead Professor of Humanities

Department of Music

Haverford College

Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Psychology

Monmouth University

Jennifer P. Lilgendahl, Ph.D.

Chair & Associate Professor

Department Psychology

Haverford College

Laura McGrane, Ph.D.

Director of Visual Culture, Arts, & Media

Associate Professor

Department of English

Haverford College

Wendy F. Sternberg, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College

Occidental College

Links

@BenjaminLe.com

@Haverford College

@OSF

@GoogleScholar

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@SocialPsychology.org

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@Academia.edu

@ResearchGate

@AcademicTree.org

              Benjamin Le, Ph.D.  / Professor of Psychology / Haverford College / September 2018