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Vivian Zayas

Associate Professor

  • 238 Uris Hall
  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca NY 14853-7601
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My research examines the cognitive-affective processes that regulate behaviors within close relationships. I approach the study of the individual and his/her relationships from a multilevel, interdisciplinary perspective that bridges the study of attachment processes with research on executive control and self-regulation. Most important, I integrate this research within a unifying framework (Zayas, Shoda, & Ayduk, 2002).

Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research (BEDR)

Social & Personality Psychology

Selected Publications

  • Selcuk, E., Zayas, V., Günaydın, G.,* Hazan, C., & Kross, E. (2012). Mental representations of attachment figures facilitate emotional recovery following upsetting autobiographical memory recall. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0028125

  • Günaydin, G., Zayas, V. Selcuk, E., & Hazan, C. (2012). I like you but I don't know why: Facial resemblance to significant others influences snap judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 250-353. download

  • Chernyak, N., & Zayas, V. (2010). Being excluded by one means being excluded by all: Perceiving exclusion from inclusive others during one-person social exclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 582-585. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2010.01.004 download

  • Zayas, V., Shoda, Y., Osterhout, L., Takahashi, M. M., & Mischel, W. (2009). Neural responses to partner rejection cues. Psychological Science, 20, 813-821. download

  • Carlson, S. M., Zayas, V., & Guthormsen, A. (2009). Neural correlates of decision making on a gambling task. Child Development, 80, 1076-1096. download

  • Zayas, V. & Shoda, Y. (2007). Predicting preferences for dating partners from past experiences of psychological abuse: Identifying the ‘psychological ingredients’ of situations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 123-138. download

  • Eigsti, I. M., Zayas, V., Mischel, W., Shoda, Y., Ayduk, O., Dadlani, M. B., Davidson, M. C., Aber, J. L., & Casey, B. J. (2006). Predicting cognitive control from preschool to adolescence and young adulthood. Psychological Science, 17, 478-84. download

  • Zayas, V. & Shoda, Y. (2005). Do automatic reactions elicited by thoughts of romantic partner, mother, and self relate to adult romantic attachment? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1011-1025. download

  • Zayas, V., Shoda, Y., & Ayduk, O. N. (2002). Personality in context: An interpersonal systems perspective. Journal of Personality, 70, 851-898. download


updated on Friday, Mar 20 2015 @ 1:20pm