Yuthika Girme

Associate Professor, She/her

Areas of interest


Research Interests

Intimate relationships, attachment-related insecurities, support provision and support seeking, singlehood, psychological well-being, physiological stress. 

Selected Publications

Girme, Y. U., Park, Y. & MacDonald, G. (2022). Coping or Thriving? Reviewing Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Societal Factors Associated with Well-Being in Singlehood From a Within-Group Perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science, Advanced Online Publication. DOI: 10.1177/174569162211361

Girme, Y. U., Sibley, C. G., Hadden, B. W., Schmitt, M. T., & J. M. Hunger (2022). Unsupported and Stigmatized? The Association between Relationship Status and Wellbeing Is Mediated by Social Support and Social Discrimination. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13, 425-435. DOI: 10.1177/19485506211030102

Girme, Y. U., Peters, B. P., Baker, L. R., Overall, N. C., Fletcher, G. J. O., Reis, H. T., Jamieson, J. P., & Sigal, M. (2021). Attachment Anxiety and the Curvilinear Effect of Expressive Suppression on Individuals’ and Partners’ Outcomes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 121, 524-547. DOI: 10.1037/pspi0000338

Girme, Y. U., Jones, R. E., Fleck, C., Simpson, J. A., & Overall, N. C. (2021). Infants’ Attachment Insecurity Predicts Emotion Regulation Strategies in Adulthood. Emotion, 21, 260-272. DOI: 10.1037/emo0000721 

Girme, Y. U. (2020). Step Out of Line: Modelling Nonlinear Effects and Dynamics in Close-Relationships Research. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29, 351-357. DOI: 10.1177/0963721420920598

Girme, Y. U., Agnew, C.R., VanderDrift, L. E., Harvey, S. M.,  Rholes, W. S., & Simpson, J. A. (2018). The Ebbs and Flows of Attachment: Within-Person Variation in Attachment Undermine Relationship Wellbeing across Time. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 397-421. DOI: 10.1037/pspi0000115

Girme, Y. U., Overall, N. C., Faingataa, S., & Sibley, C. G. (2016). Happily Single: The Link between Relationship Status and Wellbeing Depends on Avoidance and Approach Social Goals. Social Personality and Psychological Science. 7, 122-130. DOI: 10.1177/1948550615599828

Girme, Y. U., Overall, N. C., Simpson, J. A., Fletcher, G. O. (2015). "All or Nothing": Attachment Avoidance and the Curvilinear Effects of Partner Support. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 450-475. DOI: 10.1037/a0038866 


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