Lucy is a social and cultural psychologist studying culture and emotion at Stanford University. She is broadly interested in how cultural factors may subtly and unconsciously shape judgment and decision making processes. She aims to promote positive outcomes for diverse groups in employment and classroom settings.
Lucy’s research examines how to effectively leverage independent and interdependent values, particularly around emotion, to facilitate successful outcomes in an increasingly multicultural world. She investigates how culture shapes our emotional values and expressions, and how those expressions influence how we are perceived by others in the workplace, in educational settings, and when working collaboratively with others. Specifically, she examines how individuals from Western cultural contexts, which value excitement, and East Asian cultural contexts, which value calm, express themselves and are perceived by others.