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Dr. Shira Gabriel
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Office: 343 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-3650 x. 343
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Summary of Research Interests:

My primary area of interest is the social nature of the self. Within that broad area, my students and I have examined the social aspects of self-construal, the social functions of the self, the need to belong, and gender differences in strategies for connecting to others.

Representative Publications:

  • Gabriel, S., Carvallo, M., Dean, K., Tippin, B. D., & Renaud, J. (2005). How I See "Me" Depends on How I See "We": The Role of Attachment Style in Social Comparison. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Gardner, W.L., Gabriel, S., & Hochschild, L. A. (2002). When you and I are we, you are not threatening: The role of self-expansion in social comparison processes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 239-251.
  • Gabriel, S. & Gardner, W.L. (1999). Are there "his" and "her" types of interdependence? The implications of gender differences in collective and relational interdependence for affect, behavior, and cognition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 642-655.
  • Gardner, W.L., Gabriel, S., & Lee, A.Y. (1999). "I" value freedom but "we" value relationships: Self-construal priming mirrors cultural differences in judgment. Psychological Science, 10, 321-326.



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