Mahzad Hojjat






Liberal Arts 366


1998 Yale University Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Individual Differen
1995 Yale University M.Phil in Social Psychology and Individual Differe
1994 Yale University M.S. in Social Psychology and Individual Differenc


  • Social Psychology
  • Graduate Seminar in Close Relationships
  • Positive Psychology
  • Research Methods in Social Psychology
  • Culture and Psychology

Research interests

  • Transgression and Forgiveness in Friendship and Romantic Relationship
  • Interethnic Dating/Marriage
  • Resilience and Satisfaction in Close Relationships
  • Competition in Friendships

Research activities

  • Forgiveness in Friendship Project in collaboration with Dr. Susan Boon from University of Calgary, Canada
  • Project Coping Flexibility, Resilience, and Satisfaction in Marriage with UMASSD graduate student Kara Kneeland
  • Project on arranged and love marriages in India and USA with Dr. Susan Boon

Select publications

Hojjat, M. & Moyer, A. (Eds.) (2017).
The Psychology of Friendship; Oxford University Press, New York: NY

Bradley, J. & Hojjat, M. (2016).
A model of resilience and marital satisfaction
The Journal of Social Psychology, 1-14.

Lozano, E., Hojjat, M., & Sims-Knight, J. (2016).
Do Ego-Resilience and Positive Emotions Impact Friendship Outcomes?
Journal of Individual Differences, 37(2), 128-134.

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