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Lab Director

 Lydia Emery

Lydia Emery

Dr. Lydia Emery is an Assistant Professor in Psychology in the social psychology area at the University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Northwestern University and her B.A. in Psychology and English from Haverford College, and she completed postdoctoral training in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Her research broadly examines romantic relationships, social class, and identity. She studies how social class influences both the challenges and strengths that people bring to their closest relationships. She also examines how relationships shape people’s identities, both individually and as a couple, as well as how people’s identities affect their relationship experiences.

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Lab Manager

 Yingxue Liu

Yingxue Liu

Yingxue Liu is a master’s student with a concentration in psychology at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the lab, she earned her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. Yingxue is interested in self-systems, social ecology, and psychological richness.

 

 

Graduate Students

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Research Assistants

Amy Diaby

Amy Diaby

Amy Diaby is a second year majoring in cognitive science. She is interested in looking at how society impacts how people think about relationships and themselves, as well as the psychology behind that. She is also interested in efforts to diversify relationship science. Outside of class, she enjoys travel, watching new shows and hanging out with friends. And on campus, she is on the African & Caribbean Students Association Board.

 

Destiny Degante

Destiny Degante

Destiny is a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Chicago, majoring in Psychology and Comparative Human Development. She is interested in exploring the psychology behind relationships, and the influence of an individual’s self-perception. She’s also interested in exploring techniques to analyze human behavior. In her free time, she enjoys exploring nature, working out, spending time with friends, and going to concerts.

 

Maelyn McKay

Maelyn McKay

Maelyn McKay is a second-year in the College double majoring in psychology and public policy studies. She is interested in research involving relationships, social class, and education. In her free time, she copy edits for the Chicago Maroon and attends concerts and comedy shows around campus.

 

Litzy Tafolla

Litzy Tafolla

Litzy Tafolla is a first year in The College. She is a psychology major with the intention of following the pre-health track. Her areas of study in psychology include the internal workings of relationships, human development, and emotional ties to physical features. Her interest in medicine is prevalent in her outside activities such as being a writer for PULSE, distance running, and serving the community through numerous works of service.

 

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