Welcome to the Social Self Lab page!

Our work focuses on how individuals fulfill their interpersonal needs and navigate a social world. Dr. Shira Gabriel and her research team have studied social needs in a variety of contexts. Recently, we have been especially interested in how individuals use non-human things, such as comfort foods and favorite television shows, to fulfill social needs; how individuals feel in group social settings; and how technology influences individuals’ views of self and others.

Our lab is made up of both graduate students and undergraduate research assistants. Many of our graduate students run independent studies as well as collaborate with one another within the lab.

For more information about our students, interests, or how to apply to work in our lab, explore the links above.