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Dr. Lindsey L. Osterman

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology
Office: 509C Life Science




  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, minor in Biological Psychology (2012): University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • M.S., Social Psychology (2009): University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • B.S., Psychology, minor in English Literature (2006): University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Research & Teaching Interests

Research Interests

  • Rejection/acceptance
  • Altruism and prosocial behavior
  • Aggression and violence
  • Suicide and self-destructive behavior
  • Social and "parasocial" relationships

Recent Publications

Brown, R. P., Imura, M., & Osterman, L. L. (2014). Gun culture: Mapping a peculiar preference for firearms in the commission of suicide. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 36(2), 164-175.

Barnes, C. D., Brown, R. P., & Osterman, L. L. (2012). Don’t tread on me: Masculine honor ideology in the U.S. and militant responses to terrorism. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(8), 1018-1029.

Brown, R. P., & Osterman, L. L. (2012). Culture of honor, violence, and homicide. In T. Shackelford, V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War (pp. 218-232). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Osterman, L. L. & Brown, R. P. (2011). Culture of honor and violence against the self. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(12), 1611-1623.

Barnes, C. D., Carvallo, M., Brown, R. P. & Osterman, L. L. (2010). Forgiveness and the need to belong. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1148-1160