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Davies, Kristin

Davies, Kristin

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • Social Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations and Prejudice
  • Attitudes
  • Close Relationships and Friendship
  • Health Behaviors
My work touches upon both the intergroup relations and close relationships subfields of social psychology. I am interested in the process of cross-group friendship development, and seek to clarify the roles that intimate processes (such as closeness, trust, and self-disclosure) may play in the formation of one's attitude about members of a differing societal group (an "outgroup"), such as ethnic, religious, or sexual orientation groups. I would like to discover what makes people go beyond general tolerance for outgroups, and encourages them to develop a deeper level of compassion.
Education:
DegreeInstitutionFieldDates
PhD Stony Brook University Social and Health Psychology 2009 
MA Stony Brook University Psychology 2006 
BA Pennsylvania State University Psychology 2001 
Davies, Kristin
 

Davies, Kristin
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences