Research

As a Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development) at the University of Georgia, I research political and moral identity development in adults.  In particular, I study how the expression of moral emotions (e.g. pride, shame) in the news and social media by opinion leaders (e.g. politicians) influences their power and the political socialization and moral development of their followers.

My Research Interests

  • Political Socialization
  • Moral Development
  • Political and Moral Learning from News and Social Media

Mixed Methods

  • Interviews
  • Surveys and Online Experiments
  • Content Analysis and Natural Language Processing
  • Social Network Analysis