Erika Carlson

Assistant Professor
DH 4024, 3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Social/Personality Psychology, Self-Knowledge, Well-Being, Interpersonal Perception


In the Self-Knowledge and Interpersonal Perception (SKIP) lab, we examine if, when, and how people know what they and others are like as well as if this knowledge is adaptive. For example, we explore questions such as whether people know their reputation and if seeing other people accurately fosters friendship development. We also explore individual differences in who is especially self-aware (or not) and mechanisms for improving self-knowledge.


PhD, Washington University in St. Louis