My research interests center around power and status processes, group functioning, and morality. One line of my research explores the psychological consequences of resources and status inequalities. In particular, I look at the well-being implications of income inequalities within societies, and the effect of status on the exercise of structural power. Another line of my research tries to identify mechanisms that can improve group functioning. I study the effects of emotional synchrony on group morale and test mechanisms that might facilitate the acceptance of group members with minority status. Finally, I study the factors that allow people to transition from a mere collection of individuals into functional groups.
I'm also the editor-in-chief of In-Mind Magazine, a peer-reviewed online social psychology magazine that aims to bring social psychology to a larger audience: http://www.in-mind.org