Colleen Sinclair

Colleen Sinclair

Associate Professor
Magruder Hall, Rm. 304
(662) 325-5108


  • B.A., University of Colorado, 1996
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004

Current Research

  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Social Influence
  • Psychology, Public Policy and the Law
  • Aggressive Behavior

Teaching Interests

  • PSY 3073: Interpersonal Relationships
  • PSY 3314: Experimental Psychology
  • PSY 3623: Social Psychology
  • PSY 4353: Psychology and the Law
  • PSY 4624: Advanced Social Psychology Research Lab
  • PSY 8613: Advanced Social Psychology
  • PSY 8990: Graduate Seminar in Interpersonal Relationships

Current Publications

For copies of papers go to:

  • Wright, B. L.** & Sinclair, H.C. (2013). Pulling the strings: Effects of parent and friends opinions on dating choices. Personal Relationships. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2011.01390.x
  • Sinclair, H. C. (2012). Still connected: Family and friends in America since 1970, a review. Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 524-527.
  • Felmlee, D. H., Sweet, E.**, & Sinclair, H. C. (2012). Can women and men be friends? Cross-gender and same-gender friendship and life-stage. Sex Roles, 66, 518-529.
  • Sinclair, H. C. & Lyndon, A. (2012) (Eds.) Issues of Gender in Stalking Research. Special Issue for Sex Roles, vol. 66 (5-6).
  • Lyndon, A. E., Sinclair, H. C., MacArthur, J. R.**, Fay, B. A.**, Ratajack, E.**, & Collier, K. E.** (2012). An introduction to issues of gender in stalking research. Sex Roles, 66, 299-310.
  • Sinclair, H. C. (2012). Stalking myth-attributions: Examining the role of individual, cultural, and contextual variables on judgments of unwanted pursuit scenarios. Sex Roles, 66, 378-391.
  • Sinclair, H. C., Ladny, R. T.**, & Lyndon, A. (2011). Adding insult to injury: Effects of Self-regulation, Rejection Sensitivity, and Rejection Type on Obsessive Relational Intrusion. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 503-520.
  • Sinclair, H. C. & Hertl, J. T.** (2010). Gender-motivated bias crimes: Examining why situational variables are important in the labeling of hate crimes (pp. 1-34). In C. T. Lockhardt, Psychology of Hate. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Sinclair, H. C. (2009). Stalking, threatening, and attacking public figures: A review. Journal of Police & Criminal Psychology, 24, 139-140.
  • Sinclair, H. C. & Wright, B. L.** (2009). Social networks: Effects on developed relationships. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, vol. 3 (pp. 1543-1548). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Sinclair, H. C. (2007). Searching for the psychology in Women, Psychology, and the Law. Sex Roles, 57, 467-469.
  • Williams, S, Frieze, I. H., & Sinclair, H. C. (2007). Stalking and intimate violence. In J. Hamel & T. Nicholls (Eds.), Family Therapy for Domestic Violence: A practitioner's guide to gender-inclusive research and treatment (pp. 109-123). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Sinclair, H. C. & Frieze, I. H. (2005). When courtship persistence becomes intrusive pursuit: A comparison of rejecter and pursuer perspectives of unrequited attraction. Sex Roles, 52, 839-852.

** = student co-author