Faculty profile

Lindsay Ruckel

Assistant Professor


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head shot of Lindsay Ruckel


Dr. Ruckel is a social psychologist whose research focuses, broadly speaking, on interpersonal dynamics and social perception. Her research often adopts a person x situation interactionist perspective, and ultimately speaks to intersecting literatures on interpersonal attraction and relationships, gender and sexuality, social perception, individual differences, and the psychology of social media. Current projects investigate individual differences and contextual factors related to people’s perceptions of others’ sexual interest. Other work examines social perception as it relates to initiators of romantic relationships and medical cannabis use/users.


Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (Social), New Mexico State University, 2018
M.A., Experimental Psychology, State University of New York at New Paltz, 2012
B.A., Psychology, State University of New York at Oswego, 2010

Classes taught

PSY 340 - Social Psychology
PSY 290 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 424 - Social Cognition