• Adjunct Professor, Educational Psychology
  • Professor, Psychology Department

Research Summary

My current focus has been on developing tools for studying dynamical systems theory. Systems theory originated in mathematics and physics where much of the methodology and statistics are built around being able to measure a widget thousands of times. This is just not true in psychology, thus the tools do not simply translate over. This is further complicated by my interest in Soft Assembly: the idea that we flexibly can build a functional mechanism to solve psychological problems.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Masters of Arts, Social Psychology, San Francisco State University. Project: Stereotype-based disidentification and identification to roles within the self
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Arizona State University. Project: Social influence and group dynamics: Self-organization in and among groups