- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Self and Identity
My students and I conduct research in two broad areas of interest.
First, we are interested in social aspects of the self. At a general level, we are interested in the ways in which thinking about the self as embedded in social relationships alters social cognition and behavior. We have explored sociocultural aspects of self-construal as well as used priming to directly manipulate self-construal. Additionally, we have explored the need to belong and the way in which a sense of social connection may be maintained.
Second, we are interested in unconscious and rudimentary levels of evaluation and emotion, including questions concerning the separability of positive and negative substrates and processes. We use a wide variety of electrophysiological, implicit cognitive, and self-reports to investigate these questions by accessing evaluation at different stages.
Department of Psychology
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