Viki Papadakis

Viki Papadakis

Graduate Student



Heejung Kim

Research Area

Social Psychology


Viki Papadakis received a double-major in psychology and anthropology from UCSB in 2016. Before returning to UCSB, she worked as a lab manager at Northwestern University for two years. She now works with Dr. Heejung Kim and studies culture and close relationship development.


My research focuses on culture and close relationship development. I am interested in the ways in which our backgrounds influence our relationship-building behaviors, and, subsequently, the close relationships we form. 

[Culture, close relationships, cultural mismatch, SES]