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Karisa Lee

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2012-2013
Faculty Mentor(s): Harry Reis

497 Meliora Hall
(585) 276-7685
Fax: (585) 273-1100
k.lee@rochester.edu


Education

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY  2012 -
Pursuing Ph.D., Social Psychology &
Quantitative Statistics Ph.D. Minor

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL   2007 - 2011
B.A., Psychology

Research Overview

Broadly, my research focuses on factors that influence the course and quality of our close relationships. I am particularly interested in the interplay between cognition and relationships – that is, how does the way we think influence the way we interact and how do our social relationships affect the way we think about ourselves and the world around us?

My current research explores the role of perceived partner responsiveness in lessening ego-defensive biases. Another line of research focuses on understanding the way that gender essentialism – the belief that men and women have unique and inherent essences that give rise to their differences in preferences, abilities, traits, appearance, etc. – relates to many aspects of people’s lives, especially their interpersonal relationships. 

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Reis, H. T., de Jong, D. C., Lee, K. Y., O’Keefe, S. D., & Peters, B. J. (in press). Promoting intimacy: Strategies suggested by the appetitive side. In C.R. Knee & H.T. Reis (Eds.), Positive approaches to optimal relationship development. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Reis, H. T., & Lee, K. Y. (in press). Promise, peril, and perspective: Addressing concerns about reproducibility in social-personality psychology. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Presentations

  • Lee, K. Y., & Reis, H. T. (2017, January). Perceived Partner Responsiveness Reduces Defensiveness by Broadening Perspective. Upcoming poster to be presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  • Lee, K. Y., Reis, H. T., & Clark, M. S. (2016, July). Perceived Partner Responsiveness Lessens Ego-Defensive Biases. Talk given at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Lee, K. Y., Reis, H. T., & Rogge, R. D. (2016, January). The Correlates and Consequences of Essentializing Gender. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. 
  • Reis, H. T., Lee, K. Y., & Clark, M. S.(2015, September). Perceived Partner Responsiveness Lessens Ego-Defensive Biases. Talk given at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Denver, CO.
  • Lee, K. Y., & Reis, H. T. (2015, February). Perceived Partner Responsiveness Encourages Intellectual Humility. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Teaching

  • Instructor: Introduction to Psychology (Summer 2015, Summer 2016)
  • Teaching Assistant: Consumer Behavior – Simon Graduate School of Business Administration (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant: Psychology of Gender (Fall 2014, Fall 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant: Psychology of Consumerism (Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
  • Teaching Assistant: Relationship Processes and Emotions (Fall 2013)
  • Teaching Assistant: Abnormal Psychology (Spring 2013)
  • Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Psychology (Fall 2012)

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Summer Institute of Social & Personality Psychology (SISPP); Courses: Evolutionary Processes, Dyadic Data Analysis (Summer 2015)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2013-)
  • University of Rochester Blackboard Graduate Student Committee (2014-)
  • University of Rochester Dean’s Travel Award (2015)
  • Dean’s List, Northwestern University (2008 - 2011)