Lauren J. Human

Assistant Professor

Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg.
Room W8/33, 514-398-3982
lauren.human at

Research Areas

Social-Personality, Health

Research Summary

Professor Human’s work examines the causes and consequences of interpersonal impressions, with a focus on the role of individual functioning. That is, does the way we see and are seen by others relate to our psychological, social, and biological functioning? Prof. Human’s research examines a range of social contexts, from first impressions to close relationships, and takes a multi-method approach, integrating lab-based experimental studies and real-world naturalistic designs.

Selected References

Human, L. J., Biesanz, J. C., Finseth, S., Pierce, B, & Le, M. (2014). To thine own self be true: Psychological adjustment promotes judgeability via personality-behavior congruence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 286-303.

Human, L. J., Chan, M., DeLongis, A., Roy, L., Miller, G. E., & Chen, E. (2014). Parental accuracy regarding adolescent daily experiences: Relationships with adolescent psychological adjustment and inflammatory regulation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 603-610.

Human, L. J., & Biesanz, J. C. (2013). Targeting the good target: An integrative review of the characteristics and consequences of being accurately perceived. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 248-272.

Human, L. J., Sandstrom, G. M., Biesanz, J. C., & Dunn, E. W. (2013). Accurate first impressions leave a lasting impression: The long-term effects of accuracy on relationship development. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 395-402.

Human L. J., & Biesanz, J. C. (2011).  Through the looking glass clearly: Accuracy and assumed similarity in well-adjusted individuals’ first impressions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 349-364.

Updated: August 2015
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