Tamara J. Lawrence, Ph.D.

Tamara J. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer and Psychology Advisor
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Senior Lecturer and Psychology Advisor


Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2001

M.A., Humboldt State University, 1993

B.A., Humboldt State University, 1991


Dr. Tamara Lawrence joined the Baylor faculty in 1998. Prior to coming to Baylor, she worked as a graduate student instructor and research associate in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Lawrence enjoys spending time with her fraternal twin daughters.

Academic Interests and Research

Dr. Lawrence’s primary interest is in social psychology and the psychology of personal relationships. Her research focuses on how people navigate unrequited love. In addition, Dr. Lawrence has interest in personality and media consumption, relationship initiation and maintenance, and women’s issues.

Current Courses taught at Baylor

  • PSY/NSC 1101 - New Student Seminar in Psychology and Neuroscience
  • PSY 1305 - Introductory Psychology
  • PSY 4327 - Theories of Personality
  • PSY 4380 - The Psychology of Personal Relationships

Past Courses taught at Baylor

  • PSY 2405 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 3310 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 3425 - Group Processes
  • PSY 3341 - Survey of Human Development (non-majors)
  • PSY 3350 - Lifespan Human Development (majors)
  • PSY 4300 - Advanced Statistics
  • PSY 4302 - Human Development
  • PSY 4355 - Psychology and Aging
  • PSY 5339 - Advanced Social and Organizational Psychology (graduate)