I am interested in several areas of social psychology including but not limited to interpersonal processes, social influence, and social cognition. My main interests lie in the processes within romantic relationships. I am interested in studying how people begin, maintain, destroy, and dissolve romantic relationships. Most recently I have been involved in studies examining sociosexuality, infidelity, and sexual guilt. Finally, I am also interested in the scholarship of teaching. I study various teaching methods that can increase students’ depth of learning, and how to increase engagement in the classroom.
In addition to the research listed in my vitae, here are a few current student led projects that I am involved in this year:
Predicting mate-poaching behaviors
Relationships between sociosexuality and self-esteem
Influence of religiosity and sexual guilt on perceptions of pornography
Cultural influences on ambivalent sexism