Edward Orehek, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology

Graduate Advissee:

  • Natasha Wood 
  • Christina Leckfor

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Maryland

Research Interest Summary

Social Cognition; Goals & Motivation; Social Support

Research Interests


Representative Publications

Orehek, E., Forest, A. L., & Wingrove, S. (2018). People as means to multiple goals: Implications for interpersonal relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1487-1501.

Orehek, E., Forest, A. L., & Barbaro, N. (2018). A people-as-means approach to interpersonal relationships. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 373-383.

Orehek, E. & Forest, A. L. (2016). When people serve as means to goals: Implications of a motivational account of close relationships. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 79-84.

Orehek, E. & Weaverling, C. G. (2017). On the nature of objectification: Implications of considering people as means to goals. Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Orehek, E. & Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis, A. (2013). Sequential and concurrent strategies of multiple goal pursuit. Review of General Psychology, 17, 339-349.


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