The Personality and Social Dynamics Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Oregon
Director: Sanjay Srivastava
We study how people select, change, interpret, and adapt to their social environments, in both the short and long term. So we try to answer questions like:
- How are personal attributes (like traits, emotions, roles, and goals) expressed in a range of contexts, including dyads, small groups, day-to-day life, and online social networks?
- How do people draw inferences, both accurate and inaccurate, about themselves and other people in different contexts?
- How does personality develop across the lifespan?
We use a variety of research methods to answer these questions, including laboratory experiments and observations, ecological assessments, longitudinal studies, surveys, and both "human-in-the-loop" and automated analyses of digital data.