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Kateryna Sylaska

Research Interests:
My research interests primarily fall into the field of applied social psychology – examining certain social issues and how we can use research to solve (or at least improve the status of) these problems. Most of my research explores how to increase positive forms of informal social support for individuals in need of long-term support systems (e.g., sexual minority individuals, victim-survivors or interpersonal violence, individuals diagnosed with chronic or terminal illness). Specifically, I am interested in understanding the specific dynamics of help provision over the long term and how these dynamics influence the existing relationship between the help provider and receiver.

Recently, I've also been working on some applied personality research surrounding "personal intelligence" – our ability to correctly assess information about our own and others' personality, and use this information to guide our behavior. My current personality research examines how young adults are able to use personal intelligence in selecting a college major.

Ph.D. University of New Hampshire 2016
M.A. Northern Arizona University 2011
B.S. Northern Arizona University 2008

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 132 Ctr for Sci & Busi