Understanding the Dynamics of Supportive Conversations
This project examines the interpersonal dynamics in supportive conversations and how certain dynamics help support receivers.
Using supportive conversations observed in the lab, we are describing the turn-by-turn dynamics of these interactions as well as developing methods to better understand these dynamics.
Examines the types of turns that comprise supportive conversations
Proposes studying supportive interactions using a dynamic systems approach
Provides tutorials for implementing the methods we use
The Texting Life of Couples Study
The Texting Life of Couples (TLC) Study examines how new romantic couples text in their daily lives.
Using text message logs from new romantic couples, we are able to examine when and what couples text each other over the course of their relationship.
Specific work examines:
How texting behaviors, such as frequency, responsiveness, and message length, change during relationship development
How couples' language use becomes more similar over time
How couples' frequency of texting is associated with different personal (e.g., attachment style) and relational characteristics (e.g., relationship satisfaction)
The Human Screenome Project uses new screen capture methodology to understand digital life.
The project team has a wide range of goals from studying how people multitask to where people get their news.
Specific work I'm involved with examines:
How the time spent on screen content differs by the type of content
How individuals idiosyncratically move through textual and graphical content on their devices
Check out The Screenomics Lab webpage to learn more!
Developing Methods to Study Interpersonal Interactions
Across different projects, sometimes new methods need to be developed to address our research questions.
To better describe and model interaction dynamics, my colleagues and I have: