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|PhD||Stony Brook University||Social and Health Psychology||2009|
|MA||Stony Brook University||Psychology||2006|
|BA||Pennsylvania State University||Psychology||2001|
Areas of Expertise
- Social Psychology
Intergroup Relations and Prejudice
Close Relationships and Friendship
Books in Field Of Expertise
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Articles in Field Of Expertise
Davies, K. & Aron, A.. "Friendship development and intergroup attitudes: The role of interpersonal and intergroup friendship processes." Journal of Social Issues. 72 (2016): 489-510.
Davies, K., Tropp, L. R., Aron, A., Pettigrew, T. F. & Wright, S. C.. "Cross-group friendships and intergroup attitudes: A meta-analytic review." Personality and Social Psychology Review. 15 (2011): 332–351.
Davies, K.. "Identifying key themes in cross-group friendship formation." Dissertation Abstracts International. 71 (2010): 2091-2207.
Aron, E. N., Aron, A., & Davies, K.. "Adult shyness: the interaction of temperamental sensitivity and an adverse childhood environment.." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 31 (2005): 181-197.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Davies, K., Wright, S.C., Aron, A. & Comeau, J.. "Intergroup contact through friendship: Intimacy and norms." Advances in Intergroup Contact. (2013): 200-229.
Davies, K. M., Wright, S. C. & Aron, A.. "Intergroup friendships: How interpersonal connections encourage positive intergroup attitudes.." Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations.. (2011): 119 –138.
Aron, A. & Davies, K. M.. "Aristotle and Plato on relationships." Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. (2009): 108-110.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Religion, Intergroup Contact, and the Media: A Qualitative Study. " October 2017: Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Newton, MA.
" Intergroup And Interpersonal Friendship Processes In Online Versus Offline Relationships " October 2016: Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.
" Online Interactions, Cross-Group Relationships & Intergroup Attitudes " February 2015: Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
" Friendship & Intergroup Attitudes " December 2012: Talk given at the SPSSI Meeting for “Proactive Behavior Across Group Boundaries", Port Jefferson, NY.
" An Exploration of Perceived Normative Support and Cross-group Friendship Formation " January 2012: Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
" Identifying Key Themes in Cross-Group Friendship Formation. " January 2010: Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
" Applications of Laboratory-Based Closeness Generating Procedures in Intergroup Relations Contexts. " April 2009: Talk given at the convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
" Extended Contact and Direct Contact in “Real-World” Cross-group Settings " June 2006: Talk given at the convention of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Long Beach, CA.
" Cross-group Close Relationships and Outgroup Attitudes: A Meta-Analytic Review " January 2008: Poster presented at the Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.
" The Fast Friends Project: Initial Results of an Intergroup Contact Intervention " June 2007: Talk given at the convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Travel Award for participation in the “Real World Helping and Social Action” Pre-conference (convention of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Long Beach, CA).: June 2006.
Travel Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for travel to Simon Fraser University for a Research Internship: October - December, 2005.
PSC-CUNY, Interpersonal Contact, Media, and Intergroup Attitudes. July 2015 - June 2016: $3,250.
PSC-CUNY, Interpersonal Cross-Group Contact via Computer Mediated Communication. July 2013 - June 2014: $3,448.
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, for Doctoral Dissertation project: “Identifying Key Themes in Cross-Group Friendship Formation”. August 2008 - August 2009: $1,000.
American Psychological Foundation (Visionary Grant), Elucidating Intergroup Friendship Processes for the Improvement of Intergroup Attitudes. (Declined, April 2018): $15,019.
CUNY Career Success RFP, Developing a Course in Career Directions for York College Psychology Majors. (Declined, June 2018): $13,200.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Invited Reviewer, Professional Journals (e.g. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review): 2011-Present.
Invited Reviewer for National Science Foundation Grants: 2016.
Invited Reviewer for Israel Binational Science Foundation Grants: 2017.