Julie Verette Lindenbaum, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Julie Verette LIndenbaum, PhD
308 Gurley Hall, Troy, NY
[email protected]


PhD in Social/Quantitative Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill
MA in Social Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill
BA in Psychology, UCLA


Close Relationships, Social Psychology, Research Methods and Design, Statistics with Computer Applications, Personality Theories, Persuasion and Social Influence, Senior Honors Research, Introductory Psychology, Sage Seminar. Students are expected to take an active role in every course.


Dr. Verette Lindenbaum is working with two research programs examining perceptions and influence in relationships. Her first centers on interdependence between close relationship partners. Her second project focuses on the link between students and teachers. Specifically, she is interested in exploring students’ perceptions of teacher effectiveness.


International Association for Relationships Research (IARR) Teaching Committee Chair (2018-2020)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Verette-Lindenbaum, J., & Sprecher, S. (in preparation) Attributions in close relationships. For J. Ponzetti et al. Macmillan encyclopedia of intimate and family relationships: An interdisciplinary approach.

Verette-Lindenbaum, J. (July, 2018). Emotions and attributions as proximal indicators of accommodation. Poster presented at the IARR Conference of the International Association of Relationship Research, at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Verette-Lindenbaum, J., Harlow, A., Amin, N., Farrara, P., Giarratano, K., Parks, A. F., Plumadore, K., Szczepaniak, L., & Tracy, A. (October, 2017) Student perceptions of teacher effectiveness: A test of credibility dimensions. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Conference of Teaching meeting of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Rusbult, C.E., Van Lange, P.A.M., Wildschut, T., Yovetich, N.A., & Verette, J. (2000). Perceived superiority in close relationships: Why it exists and persists. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 521-545.

Drigotas, S. M., Rusbult, C. E., & Verette, J. (1999). Level of commitment, mutuality of commitment, and couple well-being. Personal Relationships, 6, 389-409.

Martz, J. M., Verette, J., Arriaga, X. B., Slovik, L. F., Cox, C.L., & Rusbult, C. E. (1998). Positive illusion in close relationships. Personal Relationships, 5, 159-181.

Rusbult, C. E., Yovetich, N. A., & Verette, J. (1996). Interdependence analysis of accommodation processes. In G.J.O. Fletcher & J. Fitness (Eds.), Knowledge structures in close relationships: A social psychological approach (pp 63-90).  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Rusbult, C.E., Drigotas, S. M., & Verette, J. (1994). The investment model: An interdependence analysis of commitment processes and relationship maintenance phenomena. In D. Canary & L. Stafford (Eds.) Communication and relational maintenance (pp 115-139). Academic Press.

Rusbult, C. E., Verette, J., Whitney, G. A., Slovik, L. F., & Lipkus, I. (1991). Accommodation processes in close relationships: Theory and preliminary empirical evidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 53-78.

Rusbult, C.E. & Verette, J.A. (1991). An interdependence analysis of accommodation process in close relationships. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 19, 3-33.

deRivera, J., Possell, L., Verette, J. A., & Weiner, B. (1989). Distinguishing elation, gladness, and joy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 1015-1023.

Weiner, B., Amirkhan, J., Folkes, V.S., & Verette, J. A. (1987). An attributional analysis of excuse-giving. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 316-324.