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Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science - Erika N. Carlson

Erika N. Carlson researches how well people know themselves and their reputation. Her primary line of research examines if, when, and how people figure out their reputation. In a second line of research, she examines bright spots and blind spots in self-knowledge of personality traits as well as whether self-knowledge can be improved. For example, can mindfulness interventions improve self-knowledge of our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving? She also studies personality pathology in the context of self-knowledge.When is pathology related to poor insight into one's traits versus poor insight into the impact one has on others?