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Robert Faris

Robert Faris

Associate Professor

2247 SS&H

Office Hours for Winter 2014 :

  • Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:30


  1. Ph.D., University of North Carolina


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Social psychology, social networks, adolescence, violence and delinquency

Current Projects

I investigate the micro-level foundations of power and status and their relationship to conflict and aggression, most often in the adolescent context of schools, where I have found that status, physical appearance, and social distance all influence victimization in surprising ways. I am also beginning to explore the relationship between prestige and conflict in a very different setting, that of scholarly publications, where I intend to examine how prestige affects the likelihood of publicly challenging, or being challenged by, another scientist.  Other research has focused on how social networks channel a wide range of adolescent problem behaviors, including dating violence, substance abuse, and delinquency.


1283 Social Sciences & 
University of California, 
One Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616

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Upcoming Events
Faculty Meeting Apr 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Boardroom
Colloquium: David Harding - Effects of Incarceration on Employment and Recidivism: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Apr 25, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Andrews Conference Room
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