Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Projects

I study (a) the interplay of affect and the self, such as the influence of affective states on self-views and the role self-focused attention on moral emotions such as gratitude, (b) the processes by which individuals process and remember threatening self-relevant information (the mnemic neglect model), and (c) close relationships, particularly forgiveness (e.g., the “third-party forgiveness effect”) and attachment (e.g., attachment and exploration). My work has been published in journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psycholoy Bulletin, Self and Identity, Social Cognition, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the European Journal of Social Psychology, and Psychological Inquiry.

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