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Lyndon, Amy Associate Professor

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I have several lines of research, mostly focused on the topic of unwanted pursuit and intimate partner stalking. The goal of the first line of research is to identify theory-driven predictors of perpetration of unwanted pursuit. Projects include using Relational Goals theory, the I3 model of interpersonal violence, and the Theory of Reasoned Action to understand perpetrators and proxy perpetrators. Other perpetrator-based research includes examining Facebook stalking and validating a new measure of stalking myths. A second line of research examines the role of gender and technology in stalking victimization, using both qualitative and quantitative data from adolescents and college students. The third line of research is focused on psycho-legal aspects of stalking, and includes an archival examination of court cases, and a project on how law enforcement officers handle stalking cases in the Southeast. The fourth line of research concerns perceptions of and predictors of sexual aggression. Studies in this line focus on specifying what discriminates men who use force or manipulation as assault tactics and a qualitative investigation of high school coaches' perceptions of sexual assault.

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