Education & Training
- MA & PhD with quantitative focus, University of Rochester
Research Interest Summary
Close Relationships, Derogation of Alternatives, Attachment Security-Enhancement
I am interested in examining how an individual’s perceptions of their romantic partner’s behaviors during threatening experiences influence feelings of relationship security. In particular, my work assesses how committed people attenuate extradyadic threat through perceptions of their partners’ derogation of alternatives (I refer to this process as PPD). Relatedly, my research seeks to identify the specific routes that promote attachment security for anxious partners when alternative threat activates their attachment fears. I also have a passion for teaching statistics at both an undergraduate and graduate level.