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Lauren Human(She, Her, Hers)
PsychologyOffice: ART 317
Graduate student supervisor. Considering graduate students (both streams) for 2023-2024.
Interpersonal impressions; accuracy and bias; well-being; social relationships.
Courses & Teaching
Self and social perception
Dr. Lauren Human is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Principal’s Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan), where she directs the Social Interaction and Perception Lab. Dr. Human completed her PhD in social and personality psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in social and health psychology at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to coming to UBCO, Dr. Human was faculty at McGill University.
PhD, University of British Columbia
Research Interests & Projects
How does the way we see and are seen by others relate to our psychological and social well-being? Our lab examines the causes and consequences of accurate and biased interpersonal impressions, with a focus on the role of well-being. We examine a range of social contexts, from first impressions to close relationships, and take a multi-method approach, integrating lab-based experimental studies and real-world naturalistic designs.
Selected Publications & Presentations
Human, L. J., Rogers, K. H., & Biesanz, J. C. (2021). In-person, online, and up-close: The cross contextual consistency of expressive accuracy. European Journal of Personality, 35, 120-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/per.2272
Kerr, L. G., Tissera, H., McClure, M. J., Lydon, J. E., Back, M. D., & Human, L. J. (2020). Blind at first sight? The role of distinctively accurate first impressions in romantic interest. Psychological Science, 31, 715-728.
Human, L. J., Carlson, E. N., Geukes, K., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2020). Do accurate personality impressions benefit early relationship development? The bidirectional associations between accuracy and liking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118, 199–212. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000214
Human, L. J., Mignault, M. C., Biesanz, J. C., & Rogers, K. H. (2019). Why are well-adjusted people seen more accurately? The role of personality-behavior congruence in naturalistic social settings. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 465-482. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000193