Ph.D. Candidate

Alex Huynh head shoot Social Psychology

M.A. Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2013

B.S. Psychology (honours), University of California, San Diego, 2011

B.A. Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, 2011


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Research interests

Broadly speaking, my research interests center around two areas of study. First, I am interested in investigating different cognitive strategies people can use to facilitate pragmatic, wise reasoning over difficult social situations. Secondly, I am interested in studying cultural change and understanding the processes behind why individualistic cultural practices have been increasing across the globe. Overall, I have a large interest in studying culture, socioeconomic status, inequality, social hierarchy, and intergroup interactions.

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Huynh, A. C., Oakes, H., Shay, G., & McGregor, I. (2017). The Wisdom in Virtue: Pursuit of Virtue Predicts Wise Reasoning about Personal Conflicts. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797617722621

Huynh, A. C., Yang, D. Y.-J. & Grossmann, I. (2016). The Value of Prospective Reasoning for Close Relationships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 893-902. doi: 10.1177/1948550616660591

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