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
Society for Experimental Social Psychology Fellow
Google Visiting Scientist
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