I am a professor of psychology, and I teach social psychology, personality psychology, research team in psychology, and a senior seminar in psychology. My research interests are in motivation and social judgement. Recently, I have been looking at how the words people use to write about personal experiences indicates their state of mind. I also work on how to make scientific research more robust and reliable.
Hiking is my hobby, and I hike several times a week with a big group of people. Most of them are much older than me and are fantastic hikers. I love hiking all over the place (all over the world) -wherever I go, I try to get a hike in. Besides Ithaca, my current favorite places to hike are in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.