The Student Committee works to promote the interest of SPSP's student members. This includes producing helpful student content, organizing events for student members at the annual convention, and much more.
2018-2019 Student Committee:
Hello everyone! I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a dual-program student, I’m officially enrolled in both the Developmental and Social Psychology Programs. I attended Regis University in Denver, CO for my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience. My current research focuses on the psychological factors contributing to inequalities by socioeconomic status (SES), gender, and race. I am interested in the role of subjective SES, stereotypes, implicit biases, and causal attributions in producing and maintaining social disparities, particularly in educational contexts. I’m really excited to serve you and be a resource for you as part of the student committee!
Hello! I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student enrolled in Developmental Psychology at the University of Toronto. I will be a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Inequality in American Initiative at Harvard University in 2009. I completed an MA in Developmental Psychology at Zhejiang Normal University in China. Broadly, I am interested the development of children’s racial bias and gender stereotypes. Specifically, I am interested in social, cognitive factors (e.g., essentialist thinking, race salience) affect the development of social stereotypes. I am also working on different strategies to reduce children’s stereotypes across different cultures.
Members at Large
Hello! I am a second-year graduate student in the Social Psychology Program at Arizona State University, where I work with Dr. Athena Aktipis. I am interested in how cooperation and prosociality emerge across human societies, and how emotions such as empathy and features of the ecology guide prosocial or cooperative behavior.
Hi everyone! My name is Kori Krueger and I am a 5th year graduate student in the Social Psychology PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh (working with Dr. Mandy Forest). Broadly, I am interested in interpersonal processes related to communication and self-presentation. I am currently working on projects that examine factors related to expressivity and responsiveness between romantic partners, as well as how people present themselves to others in the presence of romantic alternatives and online. I am looking forward to serving on the Student Committee this year and working to improve the graduate school experience.
I'm Juan Ospina, a research coordinator on social psychology at Stanford. My research interests are about lay theories, motivation, construal-level theory, and self-regulation. I aim to begin my PhD next year where I could test and design wise interventions to help young people explore and develop their life goals.
I am a third year PhD student working with Yoel Inbar at the University of Toronto. My research interests lie largely in the field of moral judgment and decision-making. I study how people form moralized (and other attitudes towards controversial and risky technologies. I also study the ways in which emotions inform moral judgements, as well as the nature of every day acts of immorality.
Member at Large for Undergraduate Affairs