Amanda Taylor Eggen
University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. in Psychology, 2009
Texas A&M University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2000
Advisor: Yuri Miyamoto
I am a third year graduate student working with Dr. Yuri Miyamoto in the Culture and Cognition Lab.
I am interested in a variety of elements of how culture influences thinking and behavior. Currently, I am examining differences across cultures in how people communicate within interpersonal relationships, and what that means for the quality of such relationships. I plan to extend this research into cross-cultural communication, in hopes of helping improve understanding in multicultural environments. I am also particularly interested in the acculturation process and the factors that contribute to positive experiences and successful acculturation of people living and working outside their home countries. I have been working on a longitudinal study, tracking international students at UW-Madison as they adjust to life in the U.S., and attempt to determine what factors contribute to their satisfaction here.
MANUSCRIPT IN PREPARATION
Eggen, A.T., Miyamoto, Y., & Uchida, Y. (In progress). Cultural grounding of low- vs. high- context communication: interpersonal mechanisms and implications for relationship quality.
Eggen, A.T., Miyamoto, Y., & Uchida, Y. (2011). Expressing versus sensing through non-direct communicative means. Poster presented at the Cultural Psychology Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
Eggen, A.T., Miyamoto, Y., & Uchida, Y. (2010). Cultural grounding of high- v. low-context communication in close relationships. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.