Hello, my name is Randy.

I am a PhD student in Social and Personality Psychology at Cornell University working with Vivian ZayasCindy Hazan, and Tom Gilovich.

My research is focused on social interaction dynamics and the cognitive and affective processes that underlie them. Specifically, I'm interested in (1) the deliberate and automatic ways we regulate emotion, (2) attachment and other affectional bonds; (3) conversation and conversation dynamics, and (4) social exclusion at the interpersonal, communal, and institutional levels.

In another line of work, I am interested in methodology and metascience. In this domain, I am exploring the normative and idiosyncratic nature of psychological processes, and how perceptions of research findings change depending on how they are presented. 

Previously, I attended UC Berkeley and earned my BA in psychology with high distinction. After graduating, I was the lab manager for the joint Ozlem Ayduk and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Lab at UC Berkeley from 2016 to 2018.

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