Summer 2013 - 2015 Research Internships in
Hojooba’ bee la’ hooniil,
Undergraduate Research into the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion

Faculty Research Projects:

Daniel Weidler is a Social Psychologist who specializes in the self and close relationships. His current research examines how close relationships affect the self-concept and the cognitive structure of the self. Dr. Weidler has experience teaching a variety of courses including social psychology, personality psychology, research methods, statistics, and psychological tests and measurement. Dr. Weidler has also mentored undergraduate students in conducting research projects resulting in co-authored conference presentations. “Do individuals who show a stronger tendency to define their self in terms of close relationships experience greater compassion?” “How does compassion and, more specifically, self-compassion relate to cognitive restructuring of the self to include representations of close others?” “Does greater expansion of the self through close relationships predict greater compassion for others?” “Is compassion for close others extended to our attitudes toward new people through the process of transference of relational selves?”