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About Kathryn Bruchmann

Broadly speaking, I am interested in how people use information from others to evaluate themselves and how people use information from themselves to evaluate others. My primary line of research focuses on how socially comparing with others can change people’s self-perceptions. I examine how people use information from multiple other people (e.g., better-off or worse-off others, individuals or aggregates, in-group or out-group members) when forming a self-impression; additionally, I am interested in individual differences in how often people socially compare, or how affected they are by these comparisons. In a secondary line of work, I examine how people form impressions of others based on social media profiles or their political orientation; and in turn, how these impressions can influence or relate to self-impressions.

Positions

2013 - Present Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University Department of Psychology
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Courses

  • Psyc 2: General Psychology II
  • Psyc 43: Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psyc 150: Social Psychology
  • Psyc 151: Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
  • Psyc 182: Psychology of Gender

Education

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2013 Ph.D. in Personality and Social Psychology, University of Iowa
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2005 B.S. in Psychology and Women’s Studies, Magna Cum Laude, Loyola University Chicago
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Department of Psychology
Santa Clara University

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