Barnard Social Interaction Lab

About Us

We are a team of researchers studying human social interaction in the Department of Psychology at Barnard College. Our lab is interested in understanding how people think, feel, and behave when they interact with others, as well as how people's experiences and behaviors are influenced by their interaction partners. We study "face-to-face" social interactions in a variety of settings and relationships, and we examine psychological, behavioral, and physiological processes as they unfold naturally over time.


May 02, 2024

May 2, 2024: Psychology Research Festival

Phoebe Muntz and Tatiana Mroczek presented their research in the lab at the Spring Psychology Research Festival. Both projects examined how people form relationships across social status differences. Congratulations to both of them on their excellent presentations and work!

April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024: Honors Assembly Awards

Congratulations to graduating lab member Phoebe Muntz for receiving The Faculty Recognition Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Psychology!

March 24, 2024

March 1, 2024: New Paper in Social Psychological and Personality Science

In a new paper, we investigate whether an intervention focused on guided conversations is associated with increases in intellectual humility and whether these changes are stronger when people perceive greater affiliation with their conversation partner. Participants completed an intervention with four guided conversations and reported on their relationship with their partner after each conversation.