Social Psychologist, Specializing in First Impressions, Relationships, & Social Technologies
a bit about me:
I am an applied social psychologist who specializes in research on how emerging technologies impact interpersonal and romantic relationships. Currently I am an assistant professor in the Psychology department at Widener University. Previously I was a visiting assistant professor at Seton Hall University and I received my PhD in Basic & Applied Social Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York in September 2021.
One of my research areas is the relationship between computer-mediated communication and person perception in newly formed relationships. Many of my online and laboratory projects address how emoji use in iMessage conversations affects impression formation and perceived partner responsiveness (experience of feeling understood, validated, and cared for). My other research area involves how ambiguity in online dating interaction (such as ghosting) affects dating decisions. Media will continue to evolve and it is important that we understand how individuals are forming and maintaining relationships through these new technologies.