Miriam (Mimi) Brinberg
My research focuses on examining interpersonal interactions in everyday life and developing methods to better understand those interactions. The overarching theme of my research is describing the dynamics of interpersonal interaction – in face-to-face and computer-mediated contexts – and how those dynamics are associated with individual and relational characteristics. In my work, I apply and advance “traditional” dyadic methods and work with intensive longitudinal data from interactions in the lab, ecological momentary assessments, and unobtrusive digital monitoring (e.g., long sequences of temporally ordered screenshots, text messages). Ultimately, the goal of my work is to shed light on the “black box” of conversations and daily interpersonal interactions that are central to consequential interpersonal processes.