Pankhuri Aggarwal selected as 2021-22 Dissertation Scholar

The Department of Psychology is pleased that Pankhuri Aggarwal has been selected as its Dissertation Scholar for the 2021-22 AY. Pankhuri’s dissertation project will examine how the quality of interpersonal relationships elevates the risk for experiencing depressive symptoms. It also will explore several moderating factors (e.g., inclusion of others in self, upward social comparisons) connected to the COVID-19 pandemic that can reduce relationship quality and make experiencing depression more likely. Congrats to Pankhuri (and advisor Vaishali Raval)!