Principal Investigator

Michael R. Maniaci

Michael R. Maniaci

Assistant Professor
Social-Personality Psychology
Research Area: Close Relationships


Current Graduate Students

Corinne Gilad

Corinne Gilad

Corinne received her M.A. degree and is currently working on her Ph.D. She completed her Bachelor's degree at Florida Gulf Coast University while studying implicit racial biases and the influence of religious priming on attitudes. Her master's thesis research examined the effects of competition on empathy in romantic relationships. Her dissertation research focuses on dominance and power as predictors of prosocial outcomes. Corinne's research interests also include religion, implicit social cognition, and social neuroscience.


Angalee Wilson

Angalee Wilson

Angalee joined the Ph.D. program in 2018 after receiving her Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida.


Liliya Yurchyshyn

Liliya Yurchyshyn

Liliya is working toward completing her Master's degree in 2019. She received a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, along with a graduate certificate in Gestalt psychotherapy.


Former Graduate Students

Adriana Colom Cruz

Adriana Colom Cruz

Adriana defended her dissertation and received her Ph.D. in Spring, 2018. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico and her master's degree from the University of Essex. Her dissertation research focused on the effects of benevolent sexism on social support and other close relationship processes. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of the South


Justin Haas

Justin Haas

Justin completed his Master's degree in 2018. He received a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Florida Atlantic University. Justin's thesis research examined interest in personalized feedback as a predictor of inattentive responding on self-report surveys.


Joshua Sheppard

Joshua Sheppard

Joshua completed his Master's degree in 2018. He received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Central Florida. His thesis research focused on how attachment avoidance influences inattentive responding on self-report measures of relationship characteristics.


Jeffrey Hanrahan

Jeffrey Hanrahan

Jeffrey completed his Masters degree in 2016. His thesis examined capitalization and responsiveness on social media sites. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Connecticut.