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​Jamie L. Kohn
PhD Candidate, Organizational Behavior


Kenan-Flagler Business School
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill              
McColl Building, Campus Box 3490           
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


Jamie is a third-year PhD student in Organizational Behavior. Her research interests primarily involve team processes, self-regulation, and emotion. She has also studied the transition to parenthood and attachment theory.

Jamie earned an M.S. in Social Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2011 and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2007. Before joining the OB program at Kenan-Flagler, she conducted research on healthcare quality improvement, patient safety, and physician team behavior at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


Paetzold, R. L., Rholes, W. S., & Kohn, J. L. (2015). Disorganized attachment in adulthood: Theory, measurement, and implications for romantic relationships. Review of General Psychology, 19, 146-156.

Fillo, J., Simpson, J. A., Rholes, W. S., & Kohn, J. L. (2015). Dads doing diapers: Individual and relational outcomes associated with the division of childcare across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 298-316.

McAllister, C. L., Leykum, L. K., Lanham, H. J., Reisinger, H. S., Kohn, J. L., Palmer, R. F., Pezzia, C., Agar, M. H., Parchman, M. L., Pugh, J. A., & McDaniel, R. R. (2014). Relationships within inpatient physician housestaff teams and their association with hospitalized patient outcomes. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 9, 764-771.

Rholes, W. S., Kohn, J. L., & Simpson, J. A. (2014). A longitudinal study of conflict in new parents: The role of attachment. Personal Relationships, 21, 1-21.

Kohn, J. L., Rholes, W. S., Simpson, J. A., Martin, A. M., III, Tran, S., & Wilson, C. L. (2012). Changes in marital satisfaction across the transition to parenthood: The role of adult attachment orientations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1509-1525.

Kohn, J. L., Rholes, W. S., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2012). Self-regulatory depletion and attachment avoidance: Increasing the accessibility of negative attachment-related memories. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 48, 375-378.

Rholes, W. S., Simpson, J. A., Kohn, J. L., Wilson, C. L., Martin, A. M., III, Tran, S., & Kashy, D. A. (2011). Attachment orientations and depression: A longitudinal study of new parents. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 567-586.