Department of Psychology
My research focuses on adult development in social cognition. I am especially interested in how judgment and decision making change from young adulthood to old adulthood. Growing literature on this topic shows that young and older adults differ in processing time, strategy selection, decisions, and consequent feelings about the decisions they make. My recent work examines the cognitive and socio-emotional mechanisms underlying these age differences.
Another line of my research focuses on cross-cultural differences in aging and psychological well-being. A recent collaboration with faculty at the Psychology Department of Nanjing University, P. R. China, examines cross-cultural differences in Aging, Emotional Intelligence, and Well-Being. Another ongoing project investigates cross-cultural differences in workplace incivility and job satisfaction.