Home Welcome to the Communication and Social Interaction (CSI) Lab at Amherst College! The CSI Lab is under the direction of Dr. Deborah Holoien, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Amherst College. Broadly, the lab investigates social psychological dynamics occurring in interracial and same-race interactions and relationships. Please explore this website to learn more about our research and to get involved in the lab. We welcome people from the Amherst community to participate in our ongoing research projects.