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John Kim

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Therapies

John Kim

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John's areas of academic focus and expertise include: social psychology, interpersonal attraction, close relationships, romantic relationships, attachment theory, dyadic analysis of relationships processes, and evolutionary psychology. At Lesley, he teaches introduction to psychology, social psychology, lifespan development, elements of statistics in psychology and psychology capstone.

John holds an PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Minnesota.


  • Kim, J. S., Weisberg, Y. J., Orina, M. M., Simpson, J. A., Farrell, A. K., & Johnson, W. F. (2015). Ruining it for both of us: The disruptive role of low-trust partners on conflict resolution in romantic relationships. Social Cognition, 33, 520-542.
  • Simpson, J. A., Kim, J. S., Fillo, J., Ickes, W., Rholes, W. S., Orina, M. M., & Winterheld, H. A. (2011). Attachment and the management of empathic accuracy in relationship threatening situations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 242-254.
  • Kim, J. S. & Simpson, J. A. (2014, Feb). Neurotic people buffer neurotic partners and disagreeable people buffer disagreeable partners in romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
  • Kim, J. S. & Simpson, J. A. (2013, Jan). Associations between romantic outcomes and similarity of partners on moral attitudes are different for liberals and conservatives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.