skip the i-GuideIllinois State UniversityAdmissions at ISUAcademics at ISUEvents at ISUMap of ISUISU A to Z ListingISU AccessibilityISU 150th Anniversary
Joan Brehm

Joan M. Brehm, PhD at Illinois State University

Welcome to my Website

About Me:

Important: I have a new website that is more complete. Go to:

I am a social psychologist at Illinois State University. My primary appointment is in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, but I also have a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology.

My major research interests focus on issues related to PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS (romantic pairs, friendships, social networks). I have also conducted research on young adult (premarital) sexuality.

Courses that I teach at ISU include: Social Psychology (Soc 223), Senior Experience (Soc 300), Personal Relationships (Soc 265), and a graduate seminar on Personal Relationships/Family (Soc 469).

I received my Ph.D. in Sociology in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Contact Me

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4660
Normal, IL  61790-4660

Phone: (309) 438 - 8357
Fax: (309) 438 - 5378
Office: Schroeder 351
Email Susan Sprecher

Current Research Projects

  • Scholarship on Relationship Science used at Internet Matching Sites
  • Attraction and Relationship Initiation
  • Compassionate Love
  • Trends in Sexual Standards and Behaviors of Young Adults

To learn more about my current or past projects, click on research projects. See my curriculum vitae for a complete listing of current publications

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae (updated 2/2011) (doc)