Lauren Human, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Social Perception and Expression
Department of Psychology, McGill University
Lab email: human-lab[at]mcgill.ca
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The general approach to my research involves the consequences of accurate social perceptions. Specifically, I am interested in the perceptions we make in romantic relationships and how they influence relationship quality, outcome and overall well-being. I am also interested in teamwork and how perceptions of team members and the associated dynamics influence psychological well-being, and academic/career achievements.
The goal of my research is to see how technology affects social interactions. Specifically, I am looking at how the presence of mobile devices affects in-person interactions and how communicating via different technological mediums affects relationship initiation and development.
Who are the good judges of others’ personalities?In my research, I seek to understand the mechanisms that promote accuracy of social perception. Specifically, I investigate how psychological, social, and biological characteristics influence how accurately we see others, and are seen by others. I look at these questions in the context of first impressions and romantic relationships.
I’m a third year student at McGill University completing an honors psychology degree. I am currently completing my year-long senior honors project in the Social Interaction and Perception Lab. I will be working with Lauren Gazzard on looking at social consequences of accurate first impressions in romantic settings. Post-graduation, I hope to enter an experimental psychology graduate program where I would also like to continue doing research in the field of interpersonal relationships.
I am a U3 Honours Psychology student, minoring in Management. I conducted my first Honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Debbie S. Moskowitz, investigating the effects of agreeableness on job outcomes, in interaction with perceived social support and workplace stress. My main field of interest is Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I am currently working with Dr. Lauren Human’s graduate student Lauren Gazzard to examine group functioning in cross-disciplinary team programs.
Joao Vitor Paes de Mello de Camargo
Simone Chad-Friedman – Research Project
Mary-Elizabeth Power – Volunteer
Jishian Ravinthiran – Research Project
Sierra Skoropada – Honours Student
Annabelle Cournoyer – Volunteer
Eugenia Wilson – Volunteer
Lia Elbaz – Honours Student