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Alexandra Black

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2016-2017
Faculty Mentor(s): Harry Reis

475 Meliora Hall
(585) 275-0756
Fax: (585) 273-1100
ablack17@ur.rochester.edu


Research Overview

I am interested in studying romantic relationship processes. I have research experience in examining breakup distress, trust, self-disclosure, wholehearted mechanisms, as well as grit within relationships. I am also interested in the unique personality traits and dyadic feedback processes that lead to relational satisfaction and longevity. In particular, I would like to continue to pursue a focus examining the cognitive maintenance mechanism of derogation of alternatives in romantic dyads.

Selected Publications

Publications

  • Jiang, T., Crocker, J., Canevello, A., Lewis, K., & Black, A. E. (in preparation). Creating Trust: Compassionate goals predict increased trust through self-disclosure.

Presentations

  • Black, A. E., & Reis, H. T. (2017, August). Perseverance and Passion for One's Partner: Exploring Grit in a Relational Context. Poster Presentation at the 4th Annual Social Psychologists Around Western New York (SPAWN) Conference, Rochester, NY.
  • Black, A. E., & Reis, H. T. (2017, June). Perseverance and Passion for One's Partner: Exploring Grit in a Relational Context. Poster Presentation at the New Scholars Workshop for the International Association of Relationship Researchers (IARR) Mini-Conference. Syracuse, NY.
  • Black, A. E., & Crocker, J. (2016, May). Characteristics of Self-Protective and Wholehearted People. Poster Presentation at the 88th Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Black, A. E., & Crocker, J. (2016, March). Characteristics of Self-Protective and Wholehearted People. Poster Presentation at the 20th Annual Denman Forum. Columbus, OH.

Teaching

  • Teaching Assistant: Relationship Processes and Emotion, Fall 2017
  • Teaching Assistant: Human Sexuality, Spring 2017
  • Teaching Assistant: Relationship Processes and Emotion, Fall 2016
  • Statistics Tutor: Data Analysis, 2015-2016

Honors

  • 2016: Denman Forum Awardee
  • 2016: Inducted into Sigma Xi Honors Society
  • 2015-2016: Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
  • 2014: Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
  • 2013-2016: Inducted into Psi Chi Honors Society
  • 2012-2016: Dean's List

Additional Information

2016: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The Ohio State University with Honors Research Distinction, Summa Cum Laude