I’m a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. My research investigates interpersonal relationships, emotions, nonverbal behavior, and groups/teams. I integrate theories of social psychology, sociology, and organizational behavior, and use methods of psychophysiology, behavioral coding, survey measures, and various statistical models to discover answers to the question “What makes people ‘gel’?”
Vacharkulksemsuk, T. (February, 2015). 3quilibrium: Extensions of a dyadic behavior in groups of three. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, CA.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T. (August, 2014). Moving toward collective mindsets: An investigation of group-based synchrony in work teams. Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Trawalter, S., & Quinn, K. (July, 2014). Social gravitation: Evidence for entrainment among in-group interactants (but not out-group ones). European Association of Social Psychology. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T. (August, 2013). Positive emotions, team cohesion, and performance: A structural equation model of student work teams. International Society for Research on Emotion. Berkeley, CA.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T. (March, 2012). You can’t hurry love: Nonverbal backfire in newly acquainted dyads. Social Psychology UNC-Duke Conference. Durham, NC.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T. (January, 2012). Strangers in sync: Achieving social coordination through shared movements. Nonverbal Behavioral Preconference. San Diego, CA.
Lembke, J., Vacharkulksemsuk, T., & Fredrickson, B. L. (April, 2012). Curiosity and interest in interpersonal interactions. Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T., & Fredrickson, B. L. (January, 2012). Identifying the nonverbal correlates of love in newly acquainted dyads. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T., &
Fredrickson, B. L. (May, 2009). Working
together as one: The role of emotions in achieving social coordination. Association for Psychological Science Conference.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T. &
Fredrickson, B. L. (February, 2009). How Sweet It Is: The Effects of Glucose on Emotions. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference.
Vacharkulksemsuk, T., Peters, J. A., McDonald, P.,
Hoskins, L. M., Loud, J. T., & Greene, M. H. (August, 2008). It’s What You Don’t Say: Nonverbal Behaviors
in Counselor Interactions with BRCA1/2 -positive Women. National
Institutes of Health Summer Research Festival.
(August, 2006). Breaking Down Barriers: The Effect of Power Differences on Closeness
in Cross-Race Friendships. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program