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Welcome to the Gillath Lab website

Our research focuses on close relationships and their underlying mechanisms. 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.


If you are interested in working in the lab please email Antonio Soares De Almeida (asoares@ku.edu) or see the Opportunities page!

Recent News

Dr. Gillath and Parnia Haj-Mohamadi have released a new publication (see the Research section), this publication was cited in this Yahoo article! Check it out! 

Our own Katie Adams has recently published a guest blog on Sex & Psychology, ran by Dr. Justin Lehmille. Read "Why Women Hook up and How They Feel About Their Hookups" here or on Katie's bio under our people page! 

Congratulations to our recent graduates! Many of our lab members are going on to continue their research in the work force and graduate school all over the country and all over the world. Elianna, Elsey, Audrey, Olivia, Jennifer, Sunayna, and Lacey will mostly be graduating this semester (Sunayna graduated in December!). This semester has been a very strange semester to be studying social psychology, but we managed to still run some online studies with some of Dr. Gillath colleagues such as Christopher Agnew and Tara Collins. Additionally, Elsey won the ACE award for her work with Dr. Gillath on a new security priming app! She also presented her research to a board of politicians in Topeka at the capital! This year one of our graduate students, Sabrina Gregersen, successfully defended her thesis! Way to go Sabrina! 

A challenge that we faced this semester will this pandemic was measuring the impacts of the quarantine measures on relationships, many of our studies added new questionnaires to measure those impacts. 

New Papers from Dr. Gillath and colleagues!

See our publications section to view the two new papers published this year! One is regarding sharing food, and the other is about playing hard to get! 

Like and follow the Social Interactions Lab Facebook page: Gillath Relationships Lab

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Visit Dr. Gillath's blog.

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