Vivian Zayas

Associate Professor
Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

238 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-9365

Vivian Zayas

Associate Professor
Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Social cognition; relationships; attachment; self-regulation; first Impressions; social exclusion 

Current Research Interest

Emotional complexity of close relationships and mental representations of self and other; ability for symbolic representations of others to buffer against or promote resilience from negative emotional experiences; past relationship experiences and first impressions of novel others; how mental representations of self and others evolve as a relationship develops from being strangers to a bonded pair

Distinction

Society for Experimental Social Psychology Fellow
Google Visiting Scientist

Selected Publications

Zayas, Vivian, Gizem Surenkok, and Gayathri Pandey. “Implicit Ambivalence of Others: Significant Others Trigger Positive and Negative Evaluations.” Social and Personality Psychology Compass 11, no. 11 (2017).

Zayas, Vivian, Yuichi Shoda, and Ozlem N. Ayduk. “Personality in Context: An Interpersonal Systems Perspective.” Journal of Personality 70 (2002): 851-898.

Cornell Research Website Article

The Influence of Relationships