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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Undergraduate honors students
Wai Ting (Winnie) Lam
Some of our collaborators
Jennifer S. Beer
Emily A. Butler
Samuel D. Gosling
James J. Gross
Oliver P. John
Kelly M. McGonigal