Lucy Hunt, Ph.D.

Former Graduate Research Assistant

  • Texas A&M University, Social Psychology

  • University of Texas at Austin, Human Development and Family Sciences

Recent Activity: Post-doctoral fellow at Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences; email: hunt122@purdue.edu (alternate email = huntlulo@gmail.com)


About Lucy

Lucy received her doctorate in Human Development & Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Her research interests include singlehood (e.g., antecedents and consequences of single-based stigmatization, routes toward fulfillment versus dissatisfaction), interpersonal perception, and romantic relationship processes (e.g., initial attraction, pursuit, maintenance). She then went on to assist Dr. Ximena Arriaga at Purdue University on a study of attachment processes and a research group dedicated to promoting acceptance and inclusion. In Summer 2019, Lucy moved to Alabama to continue her professional pursuits. Interested in her work? Contact Lucy at huntlulo@gmail.com.


Arriaga, X.B., Hunt, L.L., & Agnew, C.R. (in press). The time has come: Integrating time and timing into our understanding of close relationships. Psychological Inquiry.

Hunt, L. L., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2015). Leveling the playing field: Acquaintance length predicts reduced assortative mating on attractiveness. Psychological Science, 26, 1046-1053.  [Download Article] [NYTimes]

Eastwick, P. W. & Hunt, L. L. (2014). Relational mate value: Consensus and uniqueness in romantic evaluations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 728-751. [Download Article] [NYTimes]

Eastwick, P. W., Luchies, L. B., Finkel, E. J, & Hunt, L. L. (2014). The predictive validity of ideal partner preferences: A review and meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 623-665. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W., Luchies, L. B., Finkel, E. J, & Hunt, L. L. (2014). The many voices of Darwin's descendants: Reply to Schmitt (2014). Psychological Bulletin, 140, 673-681. [Download Article] [Commentary]

Eastwick, P. W., Neff, L. A., Finkel, E. J., Luchies, L. B., & Hunt, L. L. (2014). Is a meta-analysis a foundation or just another brick? Comment on Meltzer, McNulty, Jackson, & Karney (2014). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 429-434. [Download Article] [Original Article]

Eastwick, P. W., Hunt, L. L., & Neff, L. A. (2013). External validity, why art thou externally valid? Recent studies of attraction provide three theoretical answers. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 275-288. [Download Article]

Hunt, L. L., & Eastwick, P. W. (in press). The uniquely valuable mate. In L. Bormans (Ed.), The World Book of Love. Tielt, Belgium: Lannoo Publishers.