Edward Orehek, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Graduate Advissee:

Anna Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Maryland

Research Interests

Social cognition; goals and motivation; social support.

Accepting Graduate Students:



Representative Publications

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.


Accepting Graduate Students