My studies are in the area of conflict and cooperation. Specifically, I compare and contrast factors that influence our desires to take revenge and factors that motivate us to impartially punish violators of the moral norms. My second line of work involves applying bargaining theory to mapping signals of interpersonal commitment. My research builds upon (1) the experimental studies of decision making in hypothetical situations, (2) behavioral economics, and (3) the adaptionist approaches.


  • Psyc 001: Intro to Experimental Psychology (TA)
  • Psyc 153: Decision Making and Judgment (Instructor; TA)
  • Psyc 165: Behavioral Economics (TA)
  • Bio 231: Animal Behavior (TA)