Virginia Commonwealth University
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Athena Cairo

3rd Year Social Psychology PhD Student

 

820 W Franklin St, rm 132

cairoah@vcu.edu

 

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Research Interests

Primarily, I am interested in factors that affect interpersonal relationships and social emotions. In particular my research examines the effects of mindful and curious mindsets on empathic concern for others, as well as the effects of attachment security on empathic concern, perspective-taking and relationship well-being. I am also interested in meaningfulness and how relationships can help foster meaning in life.

Publication

Allison, S. T., & Cairo, A. H. (in press). Heroism. In H. Freidman (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Mental Health. New York: Elsevier.

Courses Taught