Dr. Susan Cross

Department Chair

Contact

Dept:Psychology
Office:375a Science
2237 Osborn Dr
Ames IA
50011-1027
Phone:515-294-3224
Links: Website

Area of expertise: Social

Topics of interest: Close Relationships, Cultural Psychology, Self-Construal

Office Hours: Mon/Tues 1:30-3:00 pm

Laboratory: Social Self and Culture Lab

Bio

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Education:

Ph.D., Social Psychology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990

M.A., Higher Education
Ohio State University, Columbus, 1982

B.S., Floriculture
Texas A&M University, College Station, 1979

Research Interests:

My research focuses on how people define themselves and the consequences of self-definition for thinking, feeling, and behaving. Currently, my research integrates three domains of inquiry:

  • The nature and function of self-construal, particularly relational self-construal
  • Close relationships
  • Cultural psychology, with special interests in E. Asia and Turkey