Research Posters

Our research focuses on close relationships and their underlying mechanisms. In the past few years we’ve investigated the psychological aspect of behavioral systems, especially the attachment, care giving, and sexual mating systems.

We're expanding this work by using neuroimaging techniques, social-cognitive approaches, and genetic markers to examine a diverse range of correlates and underpinnings of socially significant behavioral systems. In our work we explore the associations between a person’s attachment style (relationship style) and goals and behaviors in the caregiving and sexual domains (e.g., ability to provide and receive compassionate care; interest in short- vs. long-term mating strategies).

 

 

We're also exploring the effects of increasing people’s sense of attachment security on their tendency to engage in pro-social behavior, their altruistic and sexual attitudes, and their goals, as well as their attentional strategies.

URS and SUPER 2016

Dustin and Parnia at the URS

Juwon and Austen at the URS (won a poster award)

Alexis and Betsy at SUPER (won best independent study project)

Gita and Kim at SUPER

SPSP 2016

Juwon (Graduate Student) and her poster

Parnia (left; Graduate Student) and her poster

 


Philip Depew at S.U.P.E.R. 2015

 

Andy Miller at S.U.P.E.R. 2015 (won best honors project)

 

Rebecca Griffith at the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015 (won a poster award)

 

Austen McGuire at the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015

 

References for Other Recent Presentations

  1. Haj-Mohamadi, P. & Gillath, O. (2016, May) Examining factors influencing stress and relationship quality in interracial relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL
  2. Lee, J., & Gillath, O. (2017, April). Increased Urination Urgency Exacerbates Sexual Risk-Taking. Talk presented in a symposium entitled “The Dark Side of Sex in Romantic Relationships,” chaired by Juwon Lee, at the 2017 annual conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. Ai, T., Murrugarra, E., Brockert, D., & Gillath, O. (2017, April). Love songs as stress buffers: Experimental investigation. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Psychology Engagement and Research, Lawrence, KS.
  4. Tan, Y. R., & Gillath, O. (2017, April). Tinder Use and Objectification. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Psychology Engagement and Research, Lawrence, KS.​
  5. Wedderspoon, M., & Gillath, O. (2017, April). Relational Mobility and Objectification. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Psychology Engagement and Research, Lawrence, KS.
  6. Exploring individual and dyadic mechanisms for buffering stress in interracial relationships Haj-Mohamadi, P. & Gillath, O. (2016, May) Examining factors influencing stress and relationship quality in interracial relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
  7. Gillath, O. (2016, July). Generalizing Disposability: Residential Mobility and the Willingness to Dissolve Social Ties. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Toronto, Canada.
  8. Haj-Mohamadi, P. & Gillath, O. (2016, July) Exploring individual and dyadic mechanisms for buffering stress in interracial relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
  9. Lee, J., & Gillath, O., (2016, July). Inhibitory Spillover and Risky Sexual Decision Making. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Toronto, Canada.
  10. Haj-Mohamadi, P., Gillath, O., Atchley, R., Lepping, R. J., Quattlebaum, P., & Martin, L. E. (2016, November). Effects of Attachment Security Priming on Performance in Trust Games: An fMRI Investigation. Paper presented at the annual 39th meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Asheville, NC.
  11. Gillath O., Miller, A., Gregersen, S., & Atchley, R. (2017, January). Using ERP to Study Generalized vs. Personalized Attachment Security Cues. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  12. Haj-Mohamadi, P., & Gillath, O. (2017, January). Who Pretends Orgasms and Why They Do It. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  13. Lee, J., & Gillath, O., Kimbrough, A., & Guadagno, R. (2017, January). Development and Validation of Helping in Gaming Scales. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  14. Lee, J., & Gillath, O. (2017, April). Increased Urination Urgency Exacerbates Sexual Risk-Taking. Talk presented in a symposium entitled “The Dark Side of Sex in Romantic Relationships,” chaired by Juwon Lee, at the 2017 annual conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  15. Ai, T., Murrugarra, E., Brockert, D., & Gillath, O. (2017, April). Love songs as stress buffers: Experimental investigation. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Psychology Engagement and Research, Lawrence, KS.
  16. Tan, Y. R., & Gillath, O. (2017, April). Tinder Use and Objectification. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Psychology Engagement and Research, Lawrence, KS.
  17. Wedderspoon, M., & Gillath, O. (2017, April). Relational Mobility and Objectification. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Psychology Engagement and Research, Lawrence, KS.

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