Daniela Gilbert Biography

Daniela Gilbert is a Relationship Psychologist and author aged 31. She has a degree in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and a social psychology Master's and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at UCSB.

Gilbert's research interests focus on how people form and maintain close relationships. In particular, she examines how our relationship representations (e.g., mental models, schemas) shape how we interact with others and how these models change over time in response to affinity experiences. She has published papers on various topics related to close relationships, including stages of relationships psychology, attraction, breakups, infidelity, and social media use.

Life and Career

Daniela Gilbert was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 10, 1991. She grew up in a close-knit family and was always interested in helping others. After completing her undergraduate degree at USC, Gilbert worked as a research assistant at UCLA on a study of how people form and maintain close relationships and the psychology of trust in relationships. She then completed her Master's and Ph.D. at UC Santa Barbara, where she continued her research on intimate relationships.

Gilbert is currently a postdoctoral fellow at UCSB, working with Dr. Benjamin Karney on a project examining how relationship representations change over time. Also, she is the author of a blog that covers a wide range of topics related to close and toxic relationships.

Gilbert loves spending time with her husband and two young children in her free time. She also enjoys hiking, yoga, and reading.

Future Plans

Gilbert plans to continue her research on close relationships, focusing on how our relationships shape interactions with others. Also, she is interested in examining how people change their way of expressing emotions over time in response to relationship experiences. Furthermore, Gilbert focuses on the psychology of cheating and helping couples with infidelity issues. In addition to her academic work, Gilbert plans to continue writing for her blog and hopes to write a book on the science of relationships eventually.