Erik Santoro

Erik Santoro is a PhD student in Social Psychology. He studies brief interpersonal interactions, and their role in bridging societal divides. Collaborating with faculty in political science and organizational behavior, Erik studies interactions across a variety of situations, including Republicans and Democrats talking about politics, men and women discussing personal and professional problems, and employees providing upward feedback to their managers. Erik is interested in understanding both what leads to improved conversations, as well as what causes such interactions to occur in the first place.