Past and present research

Prior to coming to Wesleyan College my main research interests centered around the cross-race effect (CRE). This is the pervasive finding that individuals tend to be better at recognizing faces of own-race vs. other-race individuals. If you're interested in reading more about this body of research, check out this chapter.

Since coming to Wesleyan I have conducted research on a variety of social psychological phenomena, including juror decisions, mortality salience, and perceptions of others -even how we think about robots as potential friends and partners. I consider research with students to be an extremely important focus of what I do here at Wesleyan. So if you're a Wesleyanne with PSY230 behind you, feel free to ask me about joining my research group!