Mickey Langlais

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Dr. Michael (Mickey) Langlais is a Contributing Faculty Member in Psychology at Walden University. Dr. Langlais received his BS in Psychology from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and his MS and PhD from the University of Texas - Austin in Human Development and Family Sciences. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and human development for approximately 10 years. At Walden University, his role focuses on assisting students on their dissertation and teaching upper-level psychology courses. His research expertise centers on the development and maintenance of healthy relationships, particularly romantic relationships across the lifespan. His current focus is on the role of technology, such as social media, in relationship processes. He is a member of the International Association for Relationship Research, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the National Council on Family Relations. Dr. Langlais is a Certified Family Life Educator, who has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and presented over 100 presentations at international and national conferences.


PhD, University of Texas - Austin

MS, University of Texas - Austin

BS, University of Tennessee - Knoxville


Langlais, M. R., Seidman, G., Bruxvoort, K. (2018). Adolescent romantic relationship-oriented Facebook behaviors: Implications for self-esteem. Youth & Society

Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E., Greene, S. (2016). Consequences of dating for post-divorce maternal well-being. Journal of Marriage and Family

Seidman, G., Langlais, M. R., Havens, A. (2019). Romantic relationship-oriented Facebook activities and the satisfaction of belonging needs. Psychology of Popular Media Culture

Langlais, M. R., DeAnda, J., Anderson, E., Greene, S. (2018). The impact of mothers’ post-divorce breakups on children’s problem behaviors. Journal of Child and Family Studies


Xiao, H., Langlais, M. R. (2020). “Is it okay if mommy dates?”: The Influence of Mothers’ Post-Divorce Dating Transitions for Children’s Behaviors. National Council on Family Relations

Dunn, T., Langlais, M. R. (2019). ‘Oh, Snap!’: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Analyzing the Dark Side of Snapchat. Central States Communication Association

DeAnda, J., Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E., Greene, S. (2020). Breaking up is hard to do: The role of the self in romantic re-inclusion. Society of Personality and Social Psychology