Lucy Hunt, Ph.D.

Former Graduate Research Assistant

  • Texas A&M University, Social Psychology

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

Current position: 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). Currently, she is assisting Dr. Ximena Arriaga at Purdue University on a study of attachment processes and a consortium dedicated to promoting acceptance and inclusion. In Summer 2019, Lucy will be moving to Alabama to continue her research and teaching. 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.