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My primary research interests are in the areas of the self, social rejection, and relationships.


More specifically, I am interested in the clarity and stability of the self-concept; how do people form their identities and what types of situations might lead them to expand or modify their sense of who they are? Additionally, I study the positive and negative consequences of relationships; what beneficial effects do others have on us and what happens when the need to belong is thwarted?


If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to check out the publications below. You can download the PDFs directly from the publications link. You can also access them and other research information about me from my Research Gate Profile below. Please note that these publications can be downloaded for personal academic use only. They are not intended for sale or widespread dissemination.

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