I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
I study how cognitive representations of history influence the way people think, feel, and behave. I focus on competitive histories by contrasting rivalry from mere competition. 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).
I am currently working on a project awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) program to Dr. Bernhard Leidner (NSF BCS #1628458) investigating psychophysiological reactions to intergroup conflict and its consequences for peaceful reconciliation.
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