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Deborah A. Kashy

Deborah A. Kashy

Deborah A. Kashy, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU). She is currently senior associate editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has also served as associate editor of Personal Relationships. In 2005 Dr. Kashy received the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Social Science at MSU. Her research interests include models of nonindependent data from dyads and small groups, close relationships, and interpersonal perception. Dr. Kashy will be holding a Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop at MSU July 11-15. Information can be found at:

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Research Methods, Assessment


Journal Articles:

  • Campbell, L., Simpson, J. A., Boldry, J. G., & Kashy, D. A. (2005). Perceptions of conflict and support in romantic relationships: The role of attachment anxiety. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 510-531.
  • Davila, J., & Kashy, D. A. (2009). Secure base processes in couples: Daily associations between support experiences and attachment security. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 76-88.
  • Hagiwara, N., Kashy, D. A., & Cesario, J. (2012). The independent effects of skin tone and facial features on Whites' affective reactions to Blacks. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 892-898.
  • Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Ackerman, R. A., & Russell, D. W. (2009). Reporting and interpreting research in PSPB: Practices, principles, and pragmatics. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1131-1142.
  • Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Burt, S. A., & McGue, M. (2008). Growth curve models for indistinguishable dyads using multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling: The case of adolescent twin’s conflict with their mothers. Developmental Psychology, 44, 316-329.
  • Kashy, D. A., Jellison, W. A., & Kenny, D. A. (2004). Modeling the interdependence among family members. Journal of Family Communication, 4, 265-293.

Other Publications:

  • Kashy, D. A., & Donnellan, M. B. (in press). Conceptual and methodological issues in the analysis of data from dyads and groups. In Kay Deaux & Mark Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kenny, D. A., & Kashy, D. A. (2010). Dyadic data analysis using multilevel modeling. In J. Hox and J. K. Roberts, (Eds.), The Handbook of Advanced Multilevel Analysis. London: Taylor & Francis.

Courses Taught:

Deborah A. Kashy
Department of Psychology
249B Psychology Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
United States of America

  • Phone: (517) 432-9898
  • Fax: (517) 432-2476

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