Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk
Staff User Experience Researcher, Google
Post-doctoral Fellow
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Related Research Interests

Research summary: My research lies at the intersection of social psychology and organizational behavior, with a focus on positive relationships in the workplace. I am interested in the psychological and nonverbal processes that occur when people are coordinated when in conversation, and within teams. To investigate such questions, I use a variety of methods, including behavioral video coding, psychophysiology, self-report, and a variety of self-report measures.

Relevant Publications

  • Kok, B. E., Coffey, K. A., Cohn, M. A., Catalino, L. I., Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Algoe, S., Brantley, M., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2013). Positive emotions drive an upward spiral that links social connections and health, Psychological Science, 24, 1123-1132.
  • Carpenter, J. M., Green, M. C., & Vacharkulksemsuk, T. (2016). Beyond perspective-taking: Mind-reading motivation. Motivation & Emotion, 40, 358-374. doi: 10.1007/s11031-016-9544-z.
    Vacharkulksemsuk, T. (2016). Synchrony in positive relationships. In C. R. Knee and H. T. Reis (Eds.) Positive Approaches to Optimal Relationship Development (pp. 257-278). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Reit, E., Khambatta, P., Eastwick, P.W., Finkel, E.J., & Carney, D.C. (2016). Dominant, open nonverbal displays are attractive at zero-acquaintance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 4009-4014.