Brooke L. Slawinski CV

2014

BA, Psychology, University of Chicago, 2012
MA, Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University, 2016

Research Statement

  • Social Aggression
  • Antisocial Behavior
  • Behavior Genetics
  • Close Relationships
  • Psychopathy
  • Psychophysiology
  • Research Design and Analysis


Social aggression, defined as the use of social relationships to damage and inflict emotional harm on others (e.g., threatening to end a friendship, gossiping), is a relatively young area of investigation that, nonetheless, has received a great deal of recent empirical attention. However, the outcomes of these investigations have yielded notably inconsistent results, and the field is currently facing a series of theoretical and methodological challenges as researchers attempt to fit social aggression within the nomological network of antisocial behavior. My scholarly work focuses on resolving some of these conceptual and methodological challenges, particularly those regarding the etiology of social aggression.

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