Brian Lakey

Brian Lakey

Professor - Clinical/Social/Personality Psychology

  • B.A., Arizona State University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Distinguished Contribution to a Discipline Award 2016

Office: 2315 Au Sable Hall

Phone: (616) 331-2868




Distinguished Contribution to a Discipline Award 2016


Clinical, Interpersonal Relationships

Courses Taught

PSY 303 - Psychopathology

PSY 420 - Theories of Personality

Research Interests

Quantitative analyses of interpersonal relationships and mental health

Recent Publications

Lakey, B. & Cassady, P. B. (1990).  Cognitive processes in perceived social support.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 337-343.

Lakey, B., McCabe, K., Fisicaro, S., & Drew, J. (1996). Personal and environmental determinants of social support: Three generalizability studies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 1270-1280.

Lakey, B., & Cohen, S. (2000).  Social support theory and selecting measures of social support. In S. Cohen, L. U. Gordon & B. H. Gottlieb (Eds.) Social support measurement and interventions: A guide for health and social scientists. (pp. 29-52). NY: Oxford. 

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.

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.

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