I am a social psychologist at Northern Illinois University. I currently have two primary lines of research.
social-cognitive contributors to aggression
There is a large body of literature examining when and for whom aggression is likely to occur. One thread of my research is to examine the cognitive processes and cognitive structures that contribute to individuals’ aggressive behaviors.
spontaneous trait inferences
We often infer traits about other people’s dispositions upon seeing their behaviors (i.e., seeing an individual hold the door for the person behind them may lead to the inference that this individual is kind). Sometimes these trait inferences occur unintentionally during behavior encoding. One thread of my research is examining the cognitive processes that contribute to the formation and expression of spontaneous trait inferences.
where you can learn more about my research
here is a link to my cv
here is a link to my google scholar profile
here is a link to my osf profile