Lauren J. Human

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor


Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College, 1457
Phone: 514.398.3982
Email: lauren.human[at]


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


Lauren J. Human

Research Areas:

Social & Personality | Health Psychology

Research Summary:

Professor Human’s work examines the causes and consequences of interpersonal impressions, with a focus on the role of individual functioning. That is, does the way we see and are seen by others relate to our psychological, social, and biological functioning? Prof. Human’s research examines a range of social contexts, from first impressions to close relationships, and takes a multi-method approach, integrating lab-based experimental studies and real-world naturalistic designs.

Selected References:

Human, L. J., Biesanz, J. C., Finseth, S., Pierce, B, & Le, M. (2014). To thine own self be true: Psychological adjustment promotes judgeability via personality-behavior congruence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 286-303.

Human, L. J., Chan, M., DeLongis, A., Roy, L., Miller, G. E., & Chen, E. (2014). Parental accuracy regarding adolescent daily experiences: Relationships with adolescent psychological adjustment and inflammatory regulation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 603-610.

Human, L. J., & Biesanz, J. C. (2013). Targeting the good target: An integrative review of the characteristics and consequences of being accurately perceived. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 248-272.

Human, L. J., Sandstrom, G. M., Biesanz, J. C., & Dunn, E. W. (2013). Accurate first impressions leave a lasting impression: The long-term effects of accuracy on relationship development. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 395-402.

Human L. J., & Biesanz, J. C. (2011).  Through the looking glass clearly: Accuracy and assumed similarity in well-adjusted individuals’ first impressions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 349-364.

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