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Erica B. Slotter
Villanova University
Department of Psychology
342 Tolentine Hall
Villanova, PA 19085

My research interests lie at the intersection of the self and social relationships. Broadly speaking, I am primarily interested in how we think about who we are as individuals in the context of close interpersonal bonds. Specifically, how do our self-knowledge and self-perceptions change - or stay the same - as a function of the experiences we have and motivations we possess in our romantic relationships, friendships, familial relationships, and work relationships?

I am also interested in this question from the reverse perspective: how do our self-knowledge and self-perceptions influence how we think, feel, and behave in our relationships?

If you are interested in learning more, please visit my Research page for links to selected publications or the The Social Self Lab page for specific information about ongoing projects.
2011 - Present Assistant Professor of Psychology: Villanova University
2011 Ph.D., Social Psychology: Northwestern University
2007 M.A., Social Psychology: Northwestern University
2005 B.A, Honors: New College of Florida