I am currently in the fifth year of my Psychology Ph.D. program with a concentration in Human Development and Public Policy Ph.D. program. I hail from sunny Southern California and have extensive previous research experience in health and social psychology. After obtaining my Ph.D., my goal is to continue working in academia and use both my Psychology research and Public Policy expertise to study the current and future impacts of technology and how it may better complement our lives. I will be looking for Post Doc positions this next year.
A week during COVID-19: Online social interactions are associated with greater connection and more stress
Maureen Tibbetts, Adam Epstein-Shuman, Matthew R. Leitao, Kostadin Kushlev
Computers in Human Behavor, 2021
Exploratory factor analysis and validity of the virtual reality symptom questionnaire and computer use survey.
Daniel A. del Cid, Daniel Larranaga, Matthew Leitao, Robert L. Mosher, Sara R. Berzenski, Vipal Gandhi, Stefanie A. Drew
Ergonomics, vol. 64(1), 2021 1, pp. 69-77
The Effects of Smartphones on Well-Being: Theoretical Integration and Research Agenda
Kostadin Kushlev, Matthew R Leitao
arXiv: Human-Computer Interaction, 2020 Apr 17
An evaluation of how phone use during the day and right before bed impacts sleep and next day depletion.
An investigation of the influence and impact of algorithmic recommendations on people's health beliefs, judgments, and behaviors.
Phone Use and Social Connection
A mega analytic evaluation of phone use during face-to-face social situations and it's impact on emotional wellbeing and social connectedness
An inverstigation into level of authority given to computers as compared to other human beings.
A study which look into the effect of living in lock down during the Covid-19 pandemic.