The Relationships & Technology Lab typically has 2-11 undergraduate research assistants that work in the lab. 

Lab Director


Dr. Okdie is a media psychologist who is currently an associate professor of psychology at The Ohio State University at Newark. Since receiving his doctorate in 2011, he has published in high impact outlets such as Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Inquiryand Computers in Human Behavior. He sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Social Psychology and the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies. He has reviewed manuscripts for several high-impact journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Computers in Human Behavior. Additionally, Dr. Okdie has edited special issues for journals on media and is regularly called on to review proposals on media for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Okdie teaches courses on General Psychology, Social Psychology, Media, and Statistics. He is a certified Apple Teacher.


Ross Boley is a second year psychology major at The Ohio State University, Newark Campus. After graduation, he aspires to enter graduate school and pursue an advanced degree in social psychology. He spends his free time staying physically active on the mat by grappling in jiu jitsu. 


Golda Danquah is a fourth year psychology major at The Ohio State University, Newark. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in psychology, she plans to enter graduate school and pursue an advanced degree in neuropsychology. She enjoys traveling, reading and listening to music.

Lab Graduates

  • Ashley Cooper

  • Nick Smithberger

  • Kelsey Hall

  • Brittany Franz

  • Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel

  • Wes Barnhart

  • Lindsey Rike

  • Ashley Luu

  • Wyatt Bowman

  • Cody M. Price

  • Michael Gleckler

  • Rebecca Drown

  • Matt Britton

  • Mia Oberfield

  • Nathan Spektor

  • Heather Syrus

  • Drea Reynoso

  • Khadijah Mba

  • Vivian Hodges

  • Ashley Pritchard

  • DJ Ballinger

  • Edward Davitian

  • Cora Evano

  • Lacey Hall

  • Leah Didlick

  • Justin Daniels

  • Aaron Roberts

  • Meredith Johnson