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Robert E. Wickham

Assistant Professor
Palo Alto University
United States of America


Robert E. Wickham research seeks to integrate a number of conceptually distinct topics in social and personality psychology. Much of my initial work has focused on the development and application of methodological tools that drive existing research paradigms in new directions (Wickham & Knee, 2013), and I continue to explore topics in this domain (Wickham, 2013c, 2013d). One component of this research focuses on dyadic and small group relationships, and draws heavily on interdependence theory as a tool to understand the intricacies of interpersonal interaction (Wickham & Knee, 2012). Another aspect of my research focuses on interpersonal perception in close relationships, specifically the role of perceived partner authenticity (Wickham, 2013a, 2013b) in cultivating relationship goals and interpersonal trust. Ongoing work in this area is focuses on identifying the antecedents of authenticity perceptions in both familiar and unfamiliar targets, and exploring the role of attachment in authenticity perceptions.

Research Interest

The role of authenticity and attachment style in close relationship functioning; schematic knowledge structures and uncertainty reduction; applied research methods and statistical modeling


  • Wickham RE, Knee CR (2013) Examining temporal processes in diary studies. Pers Soc Psychol Bull 39:1184-1198.

  • Wickham RE (2013) Perceived authenticity in romantic partners. ‎J Exp Soc Psychol 49: 878-887.

  • Wickham RE, Knee CR (2012) Interdependence theory and the actor-partner interdependence model: Where theory and method converge. Pers Soc Psychol Rev 16: 375-393.

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