Sanjay SrivastavaSanjay Srivastava

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Email: sanjay AT uoregon

Sanjay Srivastava studies how personality affects and is affected by the social environment. This includes research on interpersonal perception, emotions, personality dynamics and development, and the psychology of online societies.

Grace BinionGrace Binion

Email: ghicks7 AT uoregon

Grace Binion studies how key affective processes consequential for transdiagnostic risk for psychopathology (e.g. affect recognition, affect perspective taking, emotion regulation) develop in preschool children, as well as how early interpersonal experiences influence this development. Additionally, her research examines the measurement tools and methods employed in these areas (developmental, clinical, and affective science), with particular interest in how they influence replicability and cumulative science.

Cory Costello

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Email: ccostell AT uoregon

Cory Costello is interested in personality (who we are), reputation (what other people think, say, and hear about us), and social networks. This includes personality measurement, longitudinal stability and change of personality, accuracy of reputations formed in different contexts (e.g., face-to-face interactions, online, and gossip), and how our personality and reputation relate to our behavior and connections with others online. Cory’s methodological interests include structural equation modeling, mixed effects modeling, machine learning, and social network analysis.

John FlournoyJohn Flournoy

Email: flournoy AT uoregon

John Flournoy studies social cognition, its neural underpinnings, and related change dynamics. This work includes the research on the social influences and biological substrates of pro-social and risky decision making during adolescence. A second line of research investigates predictors of change in personality over the lifespan. John is also interested in computationally intensive analytic techniques are instrumental for learning about processes of change from large datasets, including multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, machine learning, and neuroimaging.

Bradley Hughes

Email: bhughes7 AT uoregon

Bradley Hughes studies interpersonal perception—the impressions and judgments made of others during interactions. Specifically, he is interested in the influence of a person’s personality on others (e.g., elicitation, reciprocity) and how this in turn influences perceptions of and behavior. A second area of interest is the improvement of psychological science. To this end, he is currently examining how people update beliefs based on conflicting scientific evidence.

Nicole LawlessNicole Lawless DesJardins

Email: nlawless AT uoregon

Nicole Lawless DesJardins studies what people think about themselves, the impressions they form of others, and how both types of perceptions are shaped by social context. One area of emphasis has been status hierarchies, where she has studied who attains status and how stable status is across situations. She also does research on personality perceptions among social media users.

Rita LudwigRita Ludwig

Email: rludwig AT uoregon

Rita Ludwig is interested in directly applying scientific research to the development of programs that can improve people’s lives. She uses methods such as neuroimaging, psychometrics, and machine learning to study how to transform maladaptive habitual thoughts in behaviors into beneficial ones. Her current line of work focuses on developing evidence-backed interventions to help poor Americans break the cycle of poverty.

Pooya RazaviPooya Razavi

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Email: pooyar AT uoregon

My research is primarily focused on questions about emotion and culture. For example, I study how violations of cultural norms can lead to different emotional reactions, or how cultural scripts can lead to differences in experience and expression of emotions. I’m also interested in the recent developments in statistics and research methods, and closely follow the discussions about open science and replicability. You can learn more about my research interests here, and see a list of my publications here.


Chenle XuChenle Xu

Email: chenlex AT uoregon

Chenle Xu is a senior student at University of Oregon. She is broadly interested in learning about personality, emotion and their cultural aspects. In the lab, she is working on her honor thesis about personality perception by using a self-developed coding system.



Graduate students

Steve Guglielmo
Karyn Lewis
Kimberly Livingstone
Chiew Ng
Allison Tackman
Jessica Tipsord

Undergraduate honors students

Raoni Demnitz
Tad Falk
John Knorek
Wai Ting (Winnie) Lam
Kathryn Landis
Chiew Ng
Alisha Wimberly
Shawn Vallereux
Adrian Yupanqui

Some of our collaborators


Sara D. Hodges (Psychology)
Jennifer Pfeifer (Psychology)
Reza Rejaie (Computer and Information Science)
Gerard Saucier (Psychology)


Cameron Anderson
Mitja Back
Jennifer S. Beer
Emily A. Butler
Erika Carlson
Adam Cohen
Tammy English
Samuel D. Gosling
James J. Gross 
Ravenna Helson 
Gilad Hirschberger
Oliver P. John 
Ari Malka
Kelly M. McGonigal
Jeff Potter
Maya Tamir
Simine Vazire

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