Mikhila Wildey

Mikhila Wildey

(formerly Mikhila Humbad)

Assistant Professor

B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
Office: 2126 Au Sable Hall
Phone: 616-331-3881
Email: wildeymi@gvsu.edu

Office Hours


Clinical Psychology; Interpersonal Relationships; Personality

Courses Taught

PSY 303 – Adult Psychopathology

PSY 310 – Behavior Modification

Research Interests

My research interests focus broadly in the area of romantic relationships. Specifically, I am interested in the role of personality traits and psychopathology in the initial development of romantic relationships and in their dissolution. In my existing research, I have examined the role of personality and psychopathology on marital adjustment in established married couples. My most recent project involved using a speed-dating design to examine factors which play a role in initial attraction and mate selection amongst college-aged participants. 


Burt, S. A., Wildey, M. N., & Klump, K. L. (2015). The quality of the inter-parental relationship does not moderate the etiology of child conduct problems. Psychological Medicine, 45, 319-332.

Humbad, M. N., Donnellan, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M. & Burt, S. A. (2013). Quantifying the association between personality similarity and marital satisfaction using profile correlations: A cautionary tale. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 97-106.

Marceau, K., Humbad, M. N., Burt, S. A., Klump, K. L, Leve, L. D., & Neiderhiser, J. M. (2012). Observed externalizing behavior: A developmental comparison of genetic and environmental influences across three samples. Behavior Genetics, 42, 30-39.

Humbad, M. N., Donnellan, M. B., Klump, K. L., & Burt, S. A. (2011). Development of the Brief Romantic Relationship Interaction Coding Scheme (BRRICS). Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 759-769.

Burt, S. A., Donnellan, M. B, Humbad, M. N., McGue, M., & Iacono, W. G. (2010). Does marriage inhibit antisocial behavior? An examination of selection versus causation via a longitudinal twin design. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67, 1309-1315.

Humbad, M. N., Donnellan, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M. & Burt, S. A. (2010). Is spousal similarity for personality a matter of convergence or selection? Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 827-830.

Humbad, M. N., Donnellan, M. B., Iacono, W. G., & Burt, S. A. (2010) The association of marital quality with personality and psychopathology: Results from a very large sample of married couples.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 151-162.

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