I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Gies College of Business, working with Dr. Denise Lewin Loyd.
My current research topics include intergroup conflict, social norms, violence and harmdoing, as well as collective identity. I approach these topics from a social-cognitive perspective, primarily through the lens of how psychological perceptions of rivalry and competition influence the way people think, feel, and behave. My initial work examined individualistic rivalries (e.g., at work, with hobbies), but I am presently extending the research into intergroup contexts (e.g., international conflict, team sports).
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