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Hannah Hamilton Office: 1155 E. 60th Street Room 408 Office hours: See link in bio Phone: (773)834-6775 Email
Assistant Instructional Professor in Psychology

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Dr. Hannah R. Hamilton is an Assistant Instructional Professor of Psychology. She received her A.B from Dartmouth College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago. Before joining MAPSS at the University of Chicago, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Kenyon College and a Postdoctoral Researcher at UConn School of Medicine. 

Dr. Hamilton’s research explores the relations among the need to belong, interpersonal interactions, health behaviors (such as alcohol consumption), and relationship functioning. For example, she has examined how college students’ experiences with discrimination, negative interpersonal interactions, and interpersonal stress are related to their alcohol consumption that evening. She has also studied how daily experiences are related to relationship functioning within the framework of the risk regulation model. In her work, she uses a variety of research designs (e.g., experimental, daily diary) and a broad array of statistical analyses (e.g., linear and non-linear regression, multilevel modeling, Actor-Partner Interdependence Model). 

In addition to Perspectives in Social Science Analysis, Dr. Hamilton teaches courses on longitudinal research methods and relationships. Her longitudinal research class covers both how to design longitudinal research studies and how to statistically analyze longitudinal data in R. Her course on the need to belong focuses on how relationships and interactions with others are related to physical and mental health. Dr. Hamilton also works with incoming MAPSS Psychology concentrators to coordinate their lab placements.