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Personality, Attachment, and Control Laboratory
Director: Vivian Zayas, Ph.D.
What's New
  • Curiosity features a 5-week interview series with Vivian Zayas on mentally representing relationships, implicit attitudes, factors that determine how others see you, the need to feel socially connected, and overcoming the power of exclusion.
    Link to "Mentally Representing Our Relationships and a Passion Pursuit Regimen"
  • Link to "Our Implicit Attitudes: New Research into Human Relationships"
    Link to "What Determines How Others See You and Don’t Ask for Too Much Advice"
    Link to "How Badly We Need to Feel Socially Connected and Work Commute Tips"
    Link to "Overcoming the Incredible Power of Exclusion and a One-Way Sound Device"
  • Discover Magazine published an article written by Vivian Zayas and Yuichi Shoda titled, "Think you love your partner? It's complicated". Link
  • Newsweek features an article written by Vivian Zayas and Yuichi Shoda titled, "Do you really love your Valentine? How to analyze unconscious negative feelings toward our partners". Link
  • The Conversation published an article written by Vivian Zayas and Yuichi Shoda titled, "Think you love your Valentine? What’s beneath the surface may be more complicated". Link
  • Vivian Zayas discusses the science of love with Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences. Link
  • NPR discusses Vivian Zayas and colleagues' research on whether first impressions are lasting. Link
  • Time Magazine covers Vivian Zayas and colleagues' research discussing the importance of first impressions. Link
  • Cornell Chronicle newspaper features Vivian Zayas and colleagues' research on the lasting impact of first impressions. Link
  • Vivian Zayas and Cindy Hazan release new book “Bases of Adult Attachment: Linking Brain, Mind and Behavior”. Link
  • NHPR features interview with Vivian Zayas titled “The Science Behind Bad Impressions”. Link
  • Vivian Zayas and Valerie Reyna release new book “The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making”. Link
  • Live Science website features Vivian Zayas’s research suggesting that first impressions are hard to change. Link
  • The Cornell Daily Sun features Vivian Zayas and her work in its column, "The Scientist". Link
  • The New York Times published an article written by Vivian Zayas and Joshua A. Tabak titled, "The Science of 'Gaydar'". Link
  • The American Psychology Association publication Monitor on Psychology features Vivian Zayas and Josh Tabak's research on 'gaydar'. Link
  • Cornell Chronicle newspaper features Vivian Zayas and Emre Selcuk's research on the effect of recalling a loved one on mood and negative thinking. Link
  • The Daily News features Vivian Zayas and Josh Tabak's research on 'gaydar'. Link
  • University of Washington website features Vivian Zayas and Josh Tabak's research on 'gaydar', or the ability to judge others' sexual orientation from brief facial information. Link
  • Blog post by Dr. Mendoza-Denton on Psychology Today discusses Vivian Zayas's research on the impact of psychological abuse in past romantic relationships on people's future relationship choices. Link
  • Cornell Chronicle newspaper features Vivian Zayas's latest research on the effects of maternal attachment. Link
  • Vivian Zayas presenting a talk titled "I like you but I don't know why: Facial resemblance to significant others and first impressions."" Presentation Link
  • Vivian Zayas discusses close relationships, attachment, and personality on the radio. Part 1 Part 2
  • Faculty Profile of Vivian Zayas in the Cornell Chronicle newspaper. Link