Research Interests: My research interest is the close relationship and attachment theory. Specifically, there are three parts of my research interest. First, I'm interested in the core elements and function of attachment security, and improving the attachment security. Second, I'm interested in integrating attachment and sex research to explore the role of sex in the development of attachment between romantic partners. Lastly, I'm interested in the cultural difference in close relationship.
Research Interests: My research focuses on close relationships and the underlying mechanisms of attraction, sexual behaviors, and short- vs. long-term commitment. In past work, I have investigated the psychological aspects of individuals’ sexual mating systems (e.g., interest in short- vs long-term mating strategies) and women’s sexual motivations and goals for hooking up. My Master’s Thesis explored the effect of sexual music lyrics on desired relationship length. Going forward, I am interesting in researching topics such as pornography consumption, attachment style, and the influence of previous partners/relationships on future relationship formation and maintenance.
Research Interest: I am primarily interested in studying close relationships. Broadly speaking, I am interested in researching topics such as attraction, mating strategies, partner preferences, and overall relationship functioning. I am also interested in understanding the cultural differences in romantic relationships, particularly regarding attitudes on sex and extra-marital affairs. Finally, I am interested in using attachment theory to understand behaviors and goals in close relationships.
Research Interests: My research interests include individuals differences in attention and emotion, hemispheric differences of emotions. Other interests include the cognitive and neural aspects of adult attachment style. I am the Graduate Assistant for the KU McNair Scholars program. The goal of the KU McNair Scholars program is to help diversify future generations of academic and research faculty by preparing low-income, first generation, and underrepresented college students for the PhD.