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personality and self-knowledge lab


simine vazire, ph.d.


uc davis


department of psychology





        




what we study


our lab examines the accuracy of people's perceptions of their own and others' personality. examples of research questions that occupy our thoughts:

   how well do people know themselves?

   do others know things about us that we don't know about ourselves?

   is self-knowledge good?

   how can self-knowledge be improved?

   do people know what makes them happy?

   can people change their personality?

   research methods and replicability (see simine's blog)




people


uc davis lab


      


robert wilson
graduate student


komi german
lab manager

Robert is a graduate student in Psychology at UC Davis. His research examines patterns in how people's personality fluctuates from one context to another. He uses a multi-method approach (self-reports, informant-reports, experience sampling, EAR audio recordings, Facebook behavioral codings) to examine how our personalities vary across social roles and situations. He also examines the amount of self-awareness people generally have about their personality and behavioral patterns.

Komi graduated from UC Davis with Highest Honors and a BA degree in Psychology in the spring of 2014. She is interested in how the experience, expression, and explanation of emotions are associated with coping strategies and conflict resolution. In the fall of 2015, she will be entering the PhD program in Social Psychology at UC Riverside.

research assistants (and research interests)



aimee lynch
human behavior in the workplace


agnessa spichka
social cognition and behavior


amanda bevan
the genetic basis of altruism in primates


amanda saetern
clinical psychology and mental health


anna barberio
child psychology


antonelle racelis
psychology of the self


brian rainey
psychology of stereotypes


caroline goswami
biopsychology, neurotransmitters & behavior


cesar hernandez
cognitive neuroscience, disgust & pleasure


charisse dimalanta
obedience


charlaine chui
self-knowledge


deanna deleon
personal behavior and the self


ekaterina bulycheva
psychology of emotion


fernanda cazares
emotional health


gurvir singh
theory of mind


hadeyeh hidari
sports psychology


haley weintraub
social interactions


hillary estella
abnormal psychology & mental health


jeser villanueva
cognitive psychology & neurological disorders


jesse tatum
depression and stigma


julianna roy
personality development in childhood


katherine liu
culture and psychology


katrina comaroto
education psychology


madhur singh
behavioral psychology


mark cubillan
sleep and interpersonal relations


melodie walker
personality, genes, & hormones


mengxue sun
social psychology


monique boediono
dreams & the unconscious mind


neelam kumar
cognitive dissonance in romantic relationships


paloch srivichai
cognitive psych & psychological abnormalities


sean french
abnormal psychology


stephen hillyer
psychopathology, depression & anxiety


steven chi
marginalization of social groups


theresa pasion
social & personality psychology


vivi thatikunta
industrial/organizational psychology


yael straus
cognitive development in young children


yani gavaldon
behavioral and cognitive psychology


zhonghan wang
cognitive and social psychology



wash u lab




kathryn bollich
graduate student


brittany solomon
graduate student


kelci harris
graduate student


some of our wash u RAs



lab alumni


erika carlson
assistant professor
university of toronto


katrina jongman-sereno
former honors student
graduate student at duke


jordan livingston
former honors student
graduate student at oregon


aaron weidman
former RA
graduate student at ubc



collaborators

        daniel ames
        mijta back
        john doris
        david funder
        mike furr
        sam gosling
        oliver john
        john jost
        zlatan krizan
        matthias mehl

        laura naumann
        del paulhus
        jamie pennebaker
        jason rentfrow
        rick robins
        steve schapiro
        rich slatcher
        sanjay srivastava
        tim wilson
        dustin wood


more lab photos






wash u personality psychologists
arp conference
june 2011




brittany & erika at the
close relationships conference
nov 2009

lew goldberg family tree
arp conference july 2009

lineage
(sam gosling, erika carlson, simine vazire, oliver john)
spsp feb 2009


brittany, kathryn, & juliane at the
katy trail outside st. louis
oct 2010


jordan, brittany, katrina, & kathryn
at spsp jan 2011


kathryn, brittany, & erika
at spsp jan 2011




lab mascot


resources for researchers interested in collecting informant reports



"it is reality that 'owns' the truth about personality, not any single operationalization."  
-robert mccrae, quoted in hofstee (1994)      



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