Brian Lakey

Brian Lakey


B.A., Arizona State University
Ph.D., Indiana University
Office: 2315 AuSable Hall
Phone: (616)331-2868
Email:        Vita

Office Hours



Courses Taught

PSY 303 - Psychopathology

PSY 420 - Theories of Personality

Current Research

Relational regulation of affect, thought and action

Recent Publications

Fles, E., & Lakey, B. (2017). The personality characteristics of supportive providers. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 87-91.

Quick, E. & Lakey, B. (2017). Social relations in sensation seeking and urgency: An SRM approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 37-45.

Lakey, B., & Sain, T. (2017) The ordinary conversation scale. In D. L. Worthington and G. Bodie (Eds), Sourcebook of Listening Methodology and Measurement. 504-509. Wiley.

Lakey, B. (2016). Understanding the PxS Aspect of within-person variation: A variance partitioning approach.  Frontiers in Psychology, 7:2004. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02004.

Woods, W., Lakey, B., & Sain, T.  (2016). The role of ordinary conversation and shared activity in the main effect between perceived support and affect.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 356–368.

Lakey, B., Vander Molen, R., Fles, E., & Andrews, J. (2016).  Ordinary social interaction and the main effect between perceived support and affect.  Journal of Personality, 84, 671-684.

Lakey, B. & Orehek, E. (2011).  Relational Regulation Theory: A new approach to explain the link between perceived support and mental health.  Psychological Review, 118, 482-495.

Veenstra, A., Lakey, B., Cohen, J. C., Neely, L. C., Orehek, E., Barry, R. & Abeare, C. A. (2011).  Forecasting the specific providers that recipients will perceive as unusually supportive.  Personal Relationships, 18, 677–696.

Lakey, B., &Tanner, S. M. (2013). Social influences in negative thinking and affect.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 160-172.

Lakey, B. Cooper, C., Cronin, A., & Whitaker, T.  (2014). Symbolic providers help people regulate affect relationally: implications for perceived support. Personal Relationships, 21, 404-419.

Gross, J., Lakey, B., Rhodes, J., LaCross, R.  Plotkowski, A. R., & Winegard, B. (2015). Forecasting the student−professor matches that result in unusually effective teaching. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 85, 19–32.

Lakey, B., & Rhodes, G.  (2015). The social regulation of affect and self-esteem among opiate dependent adults. Personal Relationships, 22, 111–121.

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