My primary line of research examines how cross-status connections are formed and maintained.
1. How are cross-status connections formed?
There are 2 key components to social connection formation: the opportunity to meet and form impressions of others. To answer this question, I have conducted online surveys as well as in-person laboratory social interactions to examine perceptions of status and how they influence social behavior.
2. How are cross-status connections maintained?
For a social connection to be maintained, individuals must be both willing and able to maintain the connection. To answer this question, I have collected online survey data to examine differences across status.
In-person presentations at academic conferences (SPSP 2020, SPSSI 2022, SPSP 2023)
Poster presented at SPSSI 2022 Conference