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Vicki Helgeson

Vicki Helgeson

Professor Helgeson's research interests focus on two main areas: (1) The implications of gender and gender roles for relationships and health; and (2) how people adjust to chronic illness gender, relationships, and health.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Social Cognition


Journal Articles:

  • Helgeson, V. S. (1994). Long-distance romantic relationships: Sex differences in adjustment and breakup. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 254-265.
  • Helgeson, V. S. (1994). The relation of agency and communion to well-being: Evidence and potential explanations. Psychological Bulletin, 116, 412-428.
  • Helgeson, V. S., & Cohen, S. (1996). Social support and adjustment to cancer: Reconciling descriptive, correlational, and intervention research. Health Psychology, 15, 135-148.
  • Helgeson, V. S., & Mickelson, K. D. (1995). Motives for social comparison. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 1200-1209.

Vicki Helgeson
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States of America

  • Phone: (412) 268-2624
  • Fax: (412) 268-8280

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