Research Interests

Cross-group friendship, social interaction, intergroup relations, social cognition, psychophysiology, quantitative methods

Current Projects
Embodied Social Cognition Lab

I am a newly tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology (Social/Personality/Abnormal Area) at the University of Toronto. My lab, the Embodied Social Cognition Lab (ESC), is a multi-room suite that has been built from the ground-up to support research specializing in the union of dyadic, psychophysiological, neuroendocrine, social cognitive, and quantitative methods.

Mentors' Labs


Wendy Berry Mendes, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral)
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D. (Graduate)
Vicki S. Helgeson, Ph.D. (Undergraduate)


Mario J. Aceves, Ph.D.
Jan Marie Alegre, B.A.
Vicki S. Helgeson, Ph.D.
Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D.
Michael Inzlicht, Ph.D.
Denise Janicki, Ph.D.
Robert Josephs, Ph.D.
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D.
Janina Pietrzak, Ph.D.
Kerry Reynolds, Ph.D.
Howard Seltman, Ph.D.
Jennifer L. Tackett, Ph.D.
Rimma Teper, M.A.
John Oliver Siy, B.A.
Linda R. Tropp, Ph.D.
Megan Wardle, Ph.D.

Current Collaborators

Modupe Akinola, Ph.D.
Andrew F. Hayes, Ph.D.
Michael Inzlicht, Ph.D.
Christine Logel, Ph.D.
Geoff MacDonald, Ph.D.
Wendy Berry Mendes, Ph.D.
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D.
Jennifer L. Tackett, Ph.D.

Laboratory Manager

Julian Scheffer

Graduate Students

Chad Danyluck
Amanda Sharples
Shelly Zhou

Lindsey Cary (Outside Project Advisor)
Samantha Joel (Outside Project Advisor)
Bonnie Le (Outside Project Advisor)
Melissa Paquette-Smith (Outside Project Advisor)
Sabrina Thai (Outside Project Advisor)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cara MacInnis

Thesis Students

Veerpal Bambrah
Jennifer D'Souza
Brigitte Kadiatta
Shouyu Ling

Supervised Study Students

Rachael Burnett
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