Alumni

Graduate Students

Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk

Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk (2013)


Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk’s research lies at the intersection of social psychology and organizations, investigating topics of interpersonal relationship formation, teamwork, synchrony and other nonverbal behaviors. Here primary questions of interest include: What makes people “gel”?, What are the contributing factors to a positive social connection? And How does fluid team coordination arise?

Lahnna Catalino

Lahnna Catalino (2013)


Some people make time to engage in enjoyable activities in day-to-day life, whereas others do not. Lahnna Catalino calls this individual difference prioritizing positivity. She examines the emotional and mental health consequences of prioritizing positivity, as well as how prioritizing positivity may affect one’s social network. In addition, she examines how the intensity of people’s positive emotional reactions to pleasant events may, over time, affect well-being.

Bethany Kok

Bethany Kok (2012)


Paul Miceli

Paul Miceli (2012)


Lindsay Kennedy

Lindsay Kennedy (2011)


Research Faculty

Kimberly Coffey

Kimberly Coffey

Research Staff

Kaitlin Glauer

Kaitlin Glauer

Honor Students

Aya

Aya Avishai-Yitshak


  • Graduated 2014
  • Thesis: Mindfulness and Time Perception
Lina Caldera

Lina Caldera


  • Graduated 2014
  • Thesis: Contingencies of Self-Worth and Positive Emotions in College Students
Amanda Kramer

Amanda Kramer


  • Graduated 2014
  • Thesis: Implicit Positivity: Improving Mood with Environmental Cues
Tori Schenker

Tori Schenker



  • Graduated 2013
  • Thesis: Positive Automatic Thoughts and Romantic Love
Kandace Thomas

Kandace Thomas



  • Graduated 2013
  • Thesis: Rates of Social Sensitivity, Social Connectedness, Positive Emotions, and Gratitude in Panhellenic Women
Jana Lembke

Jana Lembke



  • Graduated 2012
  • Thesis: Curiosity and Interest in Interpersonal Interactions
Liz Wagstaff

Liz Wagstaff


  • Graduated 2012
  • Thesis: The Effects of Mindfulness on Psychophysiological Arousal and Aggression during and after a Stress Interview