Kellie R. Lynch

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  • Social Psychology Doctoral Candidate; Adivisor: Dr. Jonathan Golding
  • Center on Drugs and Alcohol Research Graduate Research Assistant; Advisor: Dr. TK Logan
  • Center for Research on Violence Against Women Graduate Research Fellow
  • Psychology
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  • Other Affiliations:

Ph.D. University of Kentucky, 2016

M.S., University of Kentucky, 2013

B.A. (Hons), Memorial University, 2011


Selected Research Grants & Awards 

  • Gunto Award for Research in Social Psychology (May 2016)
  • University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Assitant Award (April 2015)
  • University of Kentucky Department of Psychology Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (April 2015)
  • University of Kentucky Graduate Student Incentive Program Award (June 2014)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship Award (May 2014)
  • Mary Byron Scholar Fellowship (April 2014)
  • American Psychology-Law Society Student Grant In Aid (February 2014)
  • UK Behavioral Science Research Project Grant (February 2014)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSRHC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master’s Award (May 2011)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Research Assistant Award (May 2010)
  • Millennium Excellence Award (September 2010)

I completed my PhD in 2016 at the University of Kentucky. During my time at UK I was affiliated with the Department of Psychology, the Department of Behavioral Sciences (Center on Drug and Alcohol Research), and the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. I am involved in various types of research projects including experimental psychosocial research and applied research related to violence against women. I will be joining the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio in August 2016.

My primary research interests are in legal psychology. In particular, I am interested in the victimization of sexual assault, intimate partner violence/homicide, the intersection of gun violence and domestic violence, and women in the criminal justice system. I am also interested in perceptions of sexual violence victims (e.g., victim blaming) and courtroom decision-making. I am currently working on projects involving domestic violence gun laws, intimate partner violence (rape, stalking, and homicide), and perpetration of intimate partner violence.

Selected Publications: 

Journal Articles:

Lynch, K.R., & Logan, T. (in press). “You better say your prayers and get ready”: Guns within the context of intimate partner abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Lynch, K. R., Jewell, J.A., Golding, J. M., & Kembel, H.B. (In Press). Associations between relationship sexual behavior norm beliefs and intimate partner rape judgments: A structural equation model. Violence Against Women.

Golding, J.M., Wasarhaley, N.E., Lynch, K.R., Lippert, A. & Magayrics, C. (In Press). Improving the credibility of adolescents in child sexual assault trials: The impact of a sexual assault nurse examiner. Behavioral Sciences and the Law.

Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., Wasarhaley, N. E., Keller, P. (In Press). Courtroom Perceptions of Child Sexual Assault: The Impact of an Eyewitness. Criminal Justice & Behavior.

Renzetti, C.M., Lynch, K.R., & DeWall, C.N. (2015). Ambivalent sexism, frequency of alcohol use, and IPV perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260515604412

Magyarics, C. L., Lynch, K.R., Golding, J. M., & Lippert, A. (2015). The impact of frequency of behavior and type of contact on judgments involving a criminal stalking case. Law and Human Behavior. Advance online publication.

Lynch, K.R. & Logan, T. (2015). Police officers’ attitudes and challenges with charging stalking. Violence and Victims. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708

Wasarhaley, N. E., Lynch, K.R., Golding, J.M., & Renzetti, C. M. (2015). The impact of gender stereotypes on courtroom perceptions of lesbian intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Published online first. doi: 10.1177/0886260515586370

Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2015). Impeaching rape victims in criminal court: Does concurrent civil action hurt justice? Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Lynch, K.R. & Logan, T. (2015). Risk factors of arrest in female victims of intimate partner violence. Violence and Victims, 30, 488-501. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708

Dunlap, E.E., Lynch, K.R., Jewell, J.A., Golding, J.M., & Wasarhaley, N.E. (2014). The role of gender, stalking myth acceptance, and gender role stereotyping on perceptions of intimate partner stalking: A structural equation modelling approach. Psychology, Crime & Law. Online first version. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2014.951648

Hodell, E.C., Wasarhaley, N.E., Lynch, K.R., & Golding, J.M. (2014). Mock juror gender biases and perceptions of self-defense claims in intimate partner homicide. Journal of Family Violence, 29, 495-506. doi: 10.1007/s10896-014-9609-2

Lynch, K.R., Golding, J. M., & Wasarhaley, N.E. (2014). Juror Perceptions of repressed sexual abuse in an adult parricide case. Journal of American Forensic Psychology, 32, 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s10896-014-9609-2

Lynch, K.R., Wasarhaley, N.E., Golding, J.M., & Simcic, T. A. (2013). Who bought the drinks? Juror perceptions of intoxication in a rape trial. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 3205-3222. doi:10.1177/0886260513496900

Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J.M., Lynch, K.R., & Keller, P. S. (2012) The impact of abuse allegations in perceiving patricide in the courtroom. Psychology, Crime, and Law, 19, 783-799. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2012.684056

Technical Reports and Program Evaluation:

Logan, T., & Lynch, K.R. (2014). Domestic Violence Fatality Special Report: Kentucky 2010 Homicides. Prepared for the Attorney General's Statewide Fatality Review Committee. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research

Lynch, K.R., & Logan, T. (2013). Second chance reentry evaluation report. Program evaluation prepared for the Kentucky Domestic Violence AssociationLexington, KY: University of Kentucky, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research

Book Chapters

DeWall, C. N., Lynch, K. R., & Renzetti, C. M. (in press). Love and hurt: Why we behave aggressively against loved ones. In B. J. Bushman (Ed.), Aggression and Violence. New York: Taylor & Francis.

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