Lisa M. Diamond received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1993 and her Ph.D. in Human Development from Cornell University in 1999. Her research interests fall into two areas: (1) adolescent and young adult social and sexual development, particularly the development of female sexual identity and orientation over the life course; (2) the formation, functioning, and psychobiology of adolescent and adult attachment relationships, with special attention to the health-protective and emotion-regulating functions of these relationships, as well as dynamic systems models of coregulatory processes in such relationships. She is the recipient of grants from the W.T. Grant Foundation, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the Wayne F. Placek Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
- Close Relationships
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Gender Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
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- Diamond, L. M. (2008). Sexual fluidity: Understanding women's love and desire. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Butner, J., Diamond, L. M., & Hicks, A. M. (2007). Attachment style and two forms of emotion coregulation between romantic partners. Personal Relationship, 14, 431-456.
- Diamond, L. M. (2012). The desire disorder in research on sexual orientation in women: Contributions of dynamical systems theory. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 73-83.
- Diamond, L. M. (2008). Female bisexuality from adolescence to adulthood: Results from a 10-year longitudinal study. Developmental Psychology, 44, 5-14.
- Diamond, L. M. (2007). A dynamical systems approach to the development and expression of female same-sex sexuality. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2, 142-161.
- Diamond, L. M. (2003). New paradigms for research on heterosexual and sexual-minority development. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32, 490-498.
- Diamond, L. M. (2003). Was it a phase? Young women's relinquishment of lesbian/bisexual identities over a 5-year period. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 352-364.
- Diamond, L. M. (2003). What does sexual orientation orient? A biobehavioral model distinguishing romantic love and sexual desire. Psychological Review, 110, 173-192.
- Diamond, L. M. (2001). Contributions of psychophysiology to research on adult attachment: Review and recommendations. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5, 276-295.
- Diamond, L. M., & Dickenson, J. (2012). The neuroimaging of love and desire: Review and future directions. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 9, 39-46.
- Diamond, L. M., & Hicks, A.M. (2005). Attachment style, current relationship security, and negative emotions: The mediating role of physiological regulation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, 499-518.
- Diamond, L. M., Hicks, A. M., & Otter-Henderson, K. A. (2007). Physiological evidence for repressive coping among avoidantly attached adults. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 205-229.
- Diamond, L. M., Hicks, A. M., & Otter-Henderson, K. D. (2008). Every time you go away: Changes in affect, behavior, and physiology associated with travel-related separations from romantic partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 385-403.
- Diamond, L. M., & Wallen, K. (2011). Sexual-minority women’s sexual motivation around the time of ovulation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, 237-246.
- Hicks, A. M., & Diamond, L. M. (2008). How was your day? Couples’ affect when telling and hearing daily events. Personal Relationships, 15, 205-228.
- Diamond, L. M., & Butterworth, M. (2008). The close relationships of sexual minorities: Partners, friends, and family. In M. C. Smith & T. G. Reio, Jr. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Adult Development and Learning (pp. 348-375). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Diamond, L. M., & Fagundes, C. P. (2008). Developmental perspectives on links between attachment and affect regulation over the lifespan. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 36, 83-134.
- Diamond, L. M., & Hicks, A. M. (2004). Psychobiological perspectives on attachment: Implications for health over the lifespan. In S. W. Rholes & J. A. Simpson (Eds.), Adult attachment: Theory, research, and clinical implications (pp. 240-263). New York: Guilford Press.
- Gender and Sexual Orientation
- Introduction to Gender Studies
- Psychology of Gender
- Psychology of Love
- Relationships and Health Over the Lifespan
Lisa M. Diamond
Department of Psychology
University of Utah
380 South 1530 East, Room 502
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
- Phone: (801) 585-7491
- Fax: (801) 581-5841