Jessie investigates the connections between well-being and morality in real-world contexts.
Jessie received her PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, and her BA in Psychology (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. Jessie’s research examines two fundamental aspects of the good life—well-being and morality—in real-world contexts. To study people “in the wild,” she uses a diverse methodological toolkit, including experience sampling, naturalistic audio recordings, informant reports, and personality change interventions. Her work to date has addressed questions such as: 1) How does personality matter for the pursuit of well-being? 2) What kinds of social interactions feel more rewarding? 3) Do people want to be more moral? As a MindCORE Research Fellow, Jessie is investigating the psychological connections between well-being and morality (e.g., are moral people happier?).