Leah Dickens


Leah Dickens

Graduate Student
Department of Psychology, 125-NI
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-8541 (office)
(617) 373-8714 (fax)


David Desteno


I am a fourth-year graduate student working toward a Ph.D. in psychology, with a specialization in social psych, with Professor Dave DeSteno. Broadly, my research interests focus on the function of emotions in everyday social interaction. I am interested more specifically in the discrete positive emotions of gratitude and pride, and how these affect our nonverbal behaviors and prosociality. Currently, I am working on several projects. My dissertation research is examining pride and what mechanisms are behind its effects on nonverbal behavior. In collaboration with Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab, I am examining what nonverbal cues people actually use when forming judgments of others’ trustworthiness (and what cues they think they use). Finally, I am also working in collaboration with Harvard and MIT on projects involving social robotics and learning.

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