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Dr Veronica Lamarche

Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Dr Veronica Lamarche

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Biography

Veronica Lamarche completed her PhD in Social-Personality Psychology in 2017 at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, in Buffalo, New York. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology (Honours) and Business which she completed in 2010 at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario. Veronica joined the department as a lecturer in July 2017.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Veronica is a relationship scientist interested in:

Trust and interdependence

Motivated cognition and relationship maintenance

Risk, vulnerability and uncertainty regulation

Current research

Veronica's research focuses on understanding how people regulate trust and dependence in their romantic relationships, and how feelings of uncertainty or vulnerability can influence relationship stability. Her work stems from the big question, "What makes some couples more resilient in the face of uncertainty compared to others?"

Veronica's work is guided by two main research questions: 1) What are the individual differences that predict greater relationship resiliency in the face of uncertainty; and, 2) Do self-regulatory systems managing responses to uncertainty outside of the relationship influence relationship regulatory responses within the relationship.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Preparing for University Psychology (PS116)

  • Introduction to Personal Development and Employability (PS117)

  • Applied Psychology (PS118)

  • Statistics for Psychologists, 2nd Year (PS212)

  • Enhancing employability and career planning (PS417)

  • Advanced employability skills and career progression (PS492)

  • Positive Psychology: The Science of Well-Being (PS510)

  • What's Love Got To Do With It? Understanding Romantic Relationships. (PS511)

  • MSc Psychology Research Project (PS900)

  • Special Topics in Social Psychology (PS933)

  • Research Project (MSc) (PS934)

Publications

Journal articles (10)

Murray, SL., Seery, MD., Lamarche, VM., Kondrak, CL. and Gomillion, S., (2019). Implicitly Imprinting the Past on the Present: Automatic Partner Atitudes and the Transition to Parenthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 116 (1), 69-100

Le, PQ., Saltsman, TL., Seery, MD., Ward, DE., Kondrak, CL. and Lamarche, VM., (2019). When a small self means manageable obstacles: Spontaneous self-distancing predicts divergent effects of awe during a subsequent performance stressor. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 80, 59-66

Murray, SL., Lamarche, VM. and Seery, MD., (2018). Romantic relationships as shared reality defense. Current Opinion in Psychology. 23, 34-37

Streamer, L., Seery, MD., Kondrak, CL., Lamarche, VM. and Saltsman, TL., (2017). Not I, but she: The beneficial effects of self-distancing on challenge/threat cardiovascular responses. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 70, 235-241

Murray, SL., Lamarche, VM., Gomillion, S., Seery, MD. and Kondrak, C., (2017). In defense of commitment: The curative power of violated expectations in relationships.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 113 (5), 697-729

Seery, MD., Kondrak, CL., Streamer, L., Saltsman, T. and Lamarche, VM., (2016). Preejection period can be calculated using R peak instead of Q. Psychophysiology. 53 (8), 1232-1240

Gomillion, S., Murray, SL. and Lamarche, VM., (2015). Losing the Wind Beneath Your Wings The Prospective Influence of Romantic Breakup on Goal Progress. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 6 (5), 513-520

Gomillion, S., Lamarche, VM., Murray, SL. and Harris, B., (2014). Protected By Your Self-Control The Influence of Partners’ Self-Control on Actors’ Responses to Interpersonal Risk. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 5 (8), 873-882

Lamarche, VM. and Murray, SL., (2014). Selectively Myopic? Self-Esteem and Attentional Bias in Response to Potential Relationship Threats. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 5 (7), 786-795

Murray, SL., Gomillion, S., Holmes, JG., Harris, B. and Lamarche, V., (2013). The dynamics of relationship promotion: Controlling the automatic inclination to trust.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 104 (2), 305-334

Grants and funding

2018

The Impact of Befriending Programs on the Health & Well-being of Socially Isolated Older Adults

University of Essex

Contact

v.lamarche@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873818

Location:

2.711, Colchester Campus