Relationship Science Laboratory
Edison Science Building
Erin Hughes (Lab Director)
Erin is a senior and will be in the lab until she graduates in the Spring of 2016. Her main interests of study include relationships and mental health. The current study she is working on is how self-expansion affects a person in a workplace setting. Erin hopes in the future to study aggression and mental health disorders. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Erin plans on getting her PhD in either clinical or social psychology.
Brittany is a junior and hopes to be in the lab until she graduates in the Spring of 2017. Her main interests within psychology include relationships, trauma and addiction. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Brittany plans on getting her PhD in psychology.
Nicole is a junior and this is her first semester in the lab and she hopes to continue until she graduates in 2017. Her main interests of study include relationships and animal behavior. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in psychology, Nicole wishes to attend graduate school and then get her Ph.D. She is currently exploring her career options in psychology.
Liz is a sophomore and hopes to continue in the lab until her graduation in the Spring of 2018. Her main interests of study are how relationships affect the self, and social influence. She hopes to one day add to the literature concerning the formation of the self. Liz also plans to attend graduate school upon her completion of undergraduate study.
Jennifer Townsend '15
Jennifer graduated in May 2015 with her Bachelor's degree in psychology. Jennifer’s main interests of study include romantic relationships and the self, specifically topics on sex and sexuality. Currently, she is working on a study examining authenticity and its impact on sexual communication satisfaction. Jennifer plans on getting her Ph.D. in psychology with a concentration in sex studies.
Lauren Acri '15
Lauren Acri is a graduate of Monmouth University with a bachelor's in Psychology. Currently, Lauren is currently working on two projects. The first investigates the impact of the self in a interpreting a partner's behavior in the context of relationship-enhancing attributions. The second project examines the role of self-expansion in friendship. Upon gaining more research experience Lauren plans on getting her Ph.D. and eventually obtaining a career in academia.