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My students and I are conducting research on agency (i.e., being assertive and dominant) and communion (i.e., being warm and caring) in social perception, status, social identity, autobiographical memory, and rumination. First, agency and communion are closely related to gender stereotypes and status, and we are examining how people construe agency and communion in terms of time, physical movement, and intentionality and planning. Second, we are examining the determinants and consequences of subjective social status. Third, we are examining social identity in young adults, including in terms of social class background. Fourth, we are doing research on autobiographical memory, both in terms of the factors that influence such memories, as well as how these memories influence people's views of themselves. Fifth, rumination on sadness in the context of depression is a focus in on-going research.