I am a PhD student in the Shedden Lab at McMaster University. I study self-concept from a social-cognitive perspective, using implicit measures (e.g. Implicit Association Test) to determine the cognitive organization of self-concept. I have examined how new person representations are related to self concept during social interactions and how this cognitive organization may bias further perception. I am also interested in the processes involved in developing psychological feelings of ownership, and in the link between long-term and recently acquired owned objects and the self.