Amy Canevello

Amy Canevello
Associate Professor
Colvard 4029
Research Interests: 
My research investigates the dynamics of close relationships and is driven by a simple, but powerful assumption: people create what they experience through the goals and motives that drive their behavior.  My research addresses questions such as: *   When and how do we create upward and downward spirals in our relationships with others?   *   How do we contribute to our own and others’ experiences?   *   What does it mean to have good relationships and how can we create them for ourselves and others?   *   What are the benefits of giving to vs. receiving from others?   *   What are the physiological correlates and health-related consequences of these processes?