Sleep and social functioning (e.g. emotion, empathy, social interaction) are closely linked. Despite this, our knowledge of how sleep is associated with social functioning remains a topic of debate with several unanswered questions. We are currently conducting a number of studies examining the relationship between sleep and social functioning across a variety of contexts (e.g. work, home, social activities). In particular we are interested in the following questions:
- How is sleep linked with self-awareness and how does this interact with social functioning?
- What is the relationship between sleeep / circadian rhythms and social perception (e.g. trait impressions, emotion perception)?
- What is the relationship between sleep / circadian rhythms and social cognition (e.g. empathy, perspective taking)?
- How does sleep support social learning?
- How does the quality of co-sleeping (sleeping with another person) affect social interaction and relationships?
If you would be interested in taking part in any of these studies then please contact Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org).