Delancey Wu

Delancey Wu

Graduate Student



Nancy Collins

Research Area

Social Psychology


Delancey Wu received her B.S. in Psychology and Decision Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Afterwards, she started UCSB's Psych and Brain Sciences PhD program with Dr. Nancy Collins. Outside of research, she enjoys playing with her dog, Freddie, and playing video games.


My main research interest is how do people maintain their close relationships, and what are the consequences of the different forms of support one can provide. I also incorporate culture into my research to understand the different ways people can convey love and provide support to close others, as well as to investigate which forms of support best fit one's culture. I have also looked at the unique benefits of different modes of communication, such as using affectionate touch to provide support.

[Close relationships, culture, relationship maintenance, social support]