Hello, my name is Randy.
My research seeks to understand what enables, impedes, and enhances our ability to adaptively function in social interactions. Specifically, I'm interested in three distinct, but interrelated topics: 1) emotion and emotion theory (e.g., equifinality and equipotentiality of emotion); 2) the automatic and deliberate ways we intrapsychically and interpersonally regulate emotion (e.g., attachment behaviors); and 3) the precursors and outcomes of social belonging and exclusion at the interpersonal, communal, and institutional levels.
Previously, I attended UC Berkeley and earned my BA in psychology with high distinction and was awarded the Warner Brown Memorial Prize for Outstanding Promise in Psychological Research. After graduating, I was the lab manager for the joint Ozlem Ayduk and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Lab at UC Berkeley from 2016 to 2018.