Davies, Kristin
 

Davies, Kristin

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-5392
Office Location: AC-4D06D
KDavies@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Stony Brook University  Social and Health Psychology  2009 
MA  Stony Brook University  Psychology  2006 
BA  Pennsylvania State University  Psychology  2001 
My research touches upon both the intergroup relations and close relationships subfields of social psychology. I am interested in understanding how meaningful contact with outgroup members changes our perspective of the entire outgroup (e.g. ethnic, religious, sexual orientation). My work has focused on cross-group friendship, identifying the vital roles of both interpersonal friendship processes (e.g. closeness, trust, self-disclosure) and intergroup friendship processes (e.g. discussing group-relevant issues, taking part in an outgroup friend’s culture). My two most recent lines of research investigate 1) whether online interactions can facilitate cross-group friendship and 2) experiences of contact with religious outgroup members and views about media portrayals of religion. Finally, I have recently developed a course designed to introduce and familiarize undergraduates with scientific literature, and am currently collecting data to evaluate the efficacy of this new curriculum.

Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology
Intergroup Relations and Prejudice
Attitudes
Close Relationships and Friendship
Health Behaviors

Books in Field Of Expertise

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Articles in Field Of Expertise

Davies, K. M. & 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. M., 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. M.. "Identifying key themes in cross-group friendship formation." Dissertation Abstracts International. 71 (2010): 2091-2207.

Aron, E. N., Aron, A., & Davies, K. M.. "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.

Grants-In-Aid

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. (Applied, 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.