Zachary Reese's research focuses on social comparison, competition, and close relationships. He teaches Research Design, Writing in Psychology, Social Psychology, and African-American Psychology.
- Social psychology
- Personality and individual differences
- Close relationships
- Competition and social comparison
- University of Michigan, PhD in Psychology, 2022
- University of Michigan, MSc in Psychology, 2018
- Goucher College, BA in Psychology, 2016
Awards & Distinctions
University of Michigan Dept. of Psychology Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2021
University of Michigan Office of Provost Teaching Innovation Prize (Team), 2021
University of Michigan Dept. of Psychology Patricia Gurin Research Award, 2021
University of Michigan Dept. Of Psychology Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2020
University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Outstanding Mentor Award, 2019
Drewry, D. J., & Reese, Z. A. (2022). The effect of perceived uncertainty on competitive behavior. Academic Journal of Undergraduate Research, 18(3), 25-34.
Reese, Z. A., Garcia, S. M., & Edelstein, R. S. (2022). More than a game: Trait competitiveness predicts motivation in minimally competitive contexts. Personality and Individual Differences, 185, 111262.
Chan, T., Reese, Z. A., & Ybarra, O. (2021). Better to brag: Underestimating the risks of avoiding positive self-disclosures in close relationships. Journal of Personality, 89(5).1044-1061.
Chin, K., Reese, Z. A., Ascigil, E., Sim, L., & Edelstein, R. S. (2021). Closeness-inducing discussions with a romantic partner increase cortisol and testosterone. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 132, 105357.
Garcia, S. M., Reese, Z. A., & Tor, A. (2020). Social comparison before, during, and after the Competition. In J. Suls, L. Wheeler, & R. Collins (Eds.), Social comparison, judgment, and behavior. Oxford University Press.