Alexandra Black, Ph.D.
Alexandra Black is a postdoctoral research scholar at Arizona State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology with a Quantitative Focus from the University of Rochester in 2022 and her B.S. in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She is interested in examining how an individual's perceptions of their romantic partner 's behaviors during threatening experiences influence feelings of relationship security. Her research seeks to identify the specific routes that promote security for anxious partners when alternative threat activates their attachment fears. Recently, her work has shifted to examining longer-term shifts in attachment security during the transition to parenthood. She also has a passion for teaching statistics at both an undergraduate and graduate level.
Haruka Oshika is a MS Psychology student at Arizona State University. She obtained her B.A. in liberal arts from Soka University of America in 2023. Her research interests lie in the realm of positive psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology. Specifically, she is interested in education's potential to enhance children's happiness. Outside of her academic pursuits, she enjoys throwing clay.
Kayla Stevenson is a MS Psychology student working with Dr. Nelson-Coffey at Arizona State University. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in 2022. She is interested in the intersection of close relationships, positive psychology, and health. In her free time, you can find her playing with her puppy, reading, and working out.