I am an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. student at Yale University’s Cognition and Development Lab.
My research examines the consequences and inherent tradeoffs of our current information-saturated environment. Since we are surrounded by an overwhelming amount of information, knowledge clusters and individuals must rely on outside sources for much of their understanding of the world. Within this broader topic, I have developed several interrelated lines of research. I primarily explore 1) the strategies people employ to digest the overwhelming amount of information they encounter 2) the downstream consequences of technology, in particular its affect on how we perceive of our own abilities. My work aims to explore the underlying psychological mechanisms and their applied implications. I am also interested in helping to improve the tools and practices within the social sciences.
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