John E. Lydon

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Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College, 1459
Phone: 514.398.8319


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


John E. Lydon

Research Areas:

Social & Personality | Health Psychology

Research Summary:

Professor Lydon’s research focuses on intimate social bonds and has examined (1) how attachment bonds regulate stress and well-being; (2) how relationship commitment motivates an individual to expend effort to overcome relationship adversities, and (3) how the social environment impacts on maternal well-being in ways that affect the maternal-infant bond and child development.

Selected References:

Kramer, M S., Lydon, J.E., Goulet, L, Kahn, S, Dahhou, M, Platt, RW., Sharma, S, Meaney, M J., and Séguin, L. (2013)  Maternal stress/distress, hormonal pathways, and spontaneous preterm birth. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 27, 237-246.

Linardatos, L., & Lydon, J.E. (2011). Relationship-specific identification and spontaneous relationship maintenance processes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 737-753.

McClure, M. J., Lydon, J.E., Baccus, J., & Baldwin, M. W. (2010). A signal detection analysis of the anxiously attached at speed-dating: Being unpopular is only the first part of the problem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1024-1036.

Gagné, F., & Lydon, J.E. (2004) Bias and accuracy in close relationships: An integrative review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 322-388.

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