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Jenny Le

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2019-2020
Faculty Mentor(s): Harry Reis

475 Meliora Hall
Fax: (585) 273-1100

Research Overview

My research broadly focuses on how emotions shape interpersonal relationships. Specifically, I am interested in examining how and when expressing empathy promotes relationship satisfaction.

Selected Publications


  • Le, J., & Smith, P. K. (2019, June). Power and Dependence as Motivators of Empathic Accuracy. Talk presented at the University of California San Diego's Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, La Jolla, CA.


  • Dozier, M. E., Bratiotis, C., Broadnax, D., Le, J., & Ayer, C. R. (2019). A description of 17 animal hoarding case files from Animal Control and the Humane Society, Psychiatry Research, 272, 365-368.


  • Teaching Assistant: Relationship Processes and Emotions, Fall 2019
  • Teaching Assistant: Laboratory in Psychological Research Methods, Spring 2019
  • Teaching Assistant: Research Methods in Psychology, Fall 2018


  • Outstanding Psychology Honors Poster Award, 2019
  • Provost Honors, University of California San Diego, 2016-2019
  • Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology, 2017-2019

Additional Information

B.S. in Social Psychology with Highest Distinction, University of California San Diego, 2019