Ph.D., University of Florida
B.S., Northwestern University



Dr. Kelly is interested in developing the interface between clinical and social psychology. More specifically, she studies secrecy, self-disclosure, and self-presentation in psychotherapy and everyday interactions.

As a Kaneb Teaching Fellow,she is committed to helping college students understand and improve their interactions with professors. She hosts a blog at where students can post their opinions and reactions to their experiences in the college classroom. Topics include how to address conflicts over grades, get amazing letters of recommendation, and give first-rate class participation.

Recent Publications (*Denotes Graduate Student Author **Denotes Undergraudate Student Author)

Kelly, A. E. (2010). The Clever Student: A guide to getting the most from your professors. Corby Books.
Kelly, A. E. (in press). Feedback from confidants can be accepted more readily following believable disclosures. In R. Sutton & P. Lang (Eds.), The handbook of criticism, praise, and advice.
Kelly, A. E., & Macr eady , D. E.* (2009). Why disclosing to a confidant can be so good (or bad) for us. In W. & T. Afifi (Eds.), Uncertainty and information regulation in interpersonal contexts: Theories and applications (pp. 384-402). New York: Routledge.
Cummins, L. F.**, Nador ff, M. N.**, & Kelly, A. E. (2009). Winning and positive affect can lead to reckless gambling. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 287-294.
Kelly, A. E., & Yuan , K. H. (2009). Clients’ secret-keeping and the working alliance inadult outpatient ther apy. Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46, 193-202.
Rycyna, C. C.**, Champion , C. D.*, & Kelly , A. E. (2009). First impressions after various types of deception: Less favorable following expectancy violation. Basic and Applied Social Psychology , 31, 40-48.
Yip, J. J.*, & Kelly, A. E. (2008). Can emotional disclosure lead to increased self-reported neuroticism? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 761-778.
Kelly, A. E., & Rodriguez, R. R.* (2007). Do therapists disclose more to clients with greatersymptomatology? Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 470-475. 
Kelly, A. E., & Yip, J. J.* (2006). Is keeping a secret or being a secretive person linked to psychological symptoms? Journal of Personality, 74, 1349-1369.
Kelly, A. E., & Rodriguez, R. R.* (2006). Publicly committing oneself to an identity. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 28, 185-191.

Contact Information
Office: 218B Haggar Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phone: (574) 631-7048