How are people's psychological experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses shaped by interacting with others?
In my research, I examine questions regarding interpersonal communication and influence, as well as physiological correlates of these processes, by studying face-to-face social interactions. I investigate how group differences affect these processes by studying diverse populations around the world in both lab and field settings.
I have three primary lines of research. One, I develop and test new theoretical and analytic models for the study of physiological linkage within dyads; two, I examine how people from countries that differ in status attend to and behave with one another; three, I study the dynamic interplay between social and physiological processes, with a focus on how social environments influence the health of vulnerable groups.