Behavior change and relationship processes that impact people’s physical and psychological well-being.
Areas of Expertise
- Social & Personality Psychology
- Health Behavior Change
- Relationship Processes
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Broadly, my research interests lie at the intersection of social, personality, and health psychology. My current lines of inquiry focus on behavior change and relationship processes that impact people’s physical and psychological well-being. Listed below are research questions that I am currently investigating:
What processes govern the initiation and maintenance of health behavior change? How do individual differences in self-regulation and other aspects of personality relate to health behavior change? How can maintenance be improved?
How do relationship processes affect well-being and health behaviors? Does it matter if relationship partners agree or disagree regarding important attitudes and values? How do power and influence dynamics relate to well-being?
Postdoctoral Fellow, Obesity Prevention Training Program, University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Minnesota
B.A., Psychology, Calvin College