Edward Orehek, Ph.D.


3105 Sennott Square 210 S. Bouquet St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260






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Research Interests

Social cognition; goals and motivation; social support.


Accepting Graduate Students: Yes

Graduate Student Advisees


  • PhD, University of Maryland


  • Publication 1101 (Orehek)

    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.

  • Publication 1102 (Orehek)

    Orehek, E. & Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis, A. (2016). On the obesity problem: Policy implications of a motivational account of (un)healthy eating. Social Issues and Policy Review, 10, 151-180.

  • Publication 1103 (Orehek)

    Kopetz, C. E. & Orehek, E. (2015). When the end justifies the means: Self-defeating behaviors as “rational” and “successful” self-regulation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 386-391.


  • Publication 1104 (Orehek)

    Orehek, E. & Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis, A. (2014). Understanding the terrorist threat:  Policy implications of a motivational account of terrorism. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1, 248-255.

  • Publication 1105 (Orehek)

    Orehek, E., Sasota, J., Kruglanski, A. W., Dechesne, M., & Ridgeway, L. (2014). Interdependent self-construals mitigate the fear of death and augment the willingness to become a martyr. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 265-275.

  • Publication 1106 (Orehek)

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

  • Publication 925

    Orehek, E., Mauro, R., Kruglanski, A. W., & van der Bles, A. M. (2012). Prioritizing association strength versus value: Regulatory mode and means evaluation in single and multi-goal contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 22-31.

  • Publication 927

    Lakey, B. & Orehek, E. (2011). Relational regulation theory: A new approach to explain perceived social supports link to mental health. Psychological Review, 118, 482-495.

  • Publication 928

    Kruglanski, A. W. & Orehek, E. (2007). Partitioning the domain of social inference: Dual mode and systems models and their alternatives. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 291-316.