On Friendships, Measurement, and Networks
Link to join the virtual presentation: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95127473675 In this talk, I will discuss different approaches to the plurality of friendship and the roles that friends and friendship play in personality development and romantic relationship maintenance. In Study 1, I describe a trifactor model of friendship quality with multiple friends. In Study 2, I compare the impact on dyadic and aggregated friendship quality on personality development in emerging adulthood. In study 3, I test how the number and quality of a person’s friendships affect the impact of relationship maintenance behaviours on their and their partner’s romantic relationship quality. These studies highlight the complexity of friendships and the importance of their roles in our social networks. Kelci Harris is an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, living and working on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Her research explores the interplay among friendship, individual differences, and well-being. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Harris is one of the co-organizers of Flourish, a network for pre-tenure faculty of color in social and personality psychology that is now in its third year.
Event Type: 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Event Sponsor: 
Personality and Social Research, Institute of
Event Speakers: 
Kelci Harris