Alison Ledgerwood: Background

Education

  • PhD, New York University (Minor in Quantitative Psychology), 2008
  • M.A., New York University, 2006
  • B.A., Amherst College, 2003

Positions

  • Professor, University of California, Davis, 2018-present
  • Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, 2014-2018
  • Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, 2008-2014

Honors

  • Service to the Field Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Chancellor’s Fellow, UC Davis
  • Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Hellman Fellow, UC Davis

SPSP Service

  • Invited instructor for the 2019 Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP): Workshop on Practical Best Practices for Psychological Science
  • Organizing Host (with Jeff Sherman) for the 2013 SISPP
  • Program Committee for the 2013 Annual Conference
  • Student Travel Award Committee for the 2011 Annual Conference
  • Graduate Student Poster Award judge for the 2009 Annual Conference

Other Service

  • Founder and Co-Moderator of PsychMAP, an online discussion forum with over 9,000 members designed to promote constructive conversations about research methods and practices in psychological science (2015-present)
  • Advisory Council, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (2017-present)
  • Member, International Social Cognition Network (ISCON) Executive Committee (2015-2018)
  • Chair, ISCON Best Paper Award Committee (2018)
  • Member, ISCON Best Paper Award Committee (2016)

Editorial Positions

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2017-2018)
  • Associate Editor, Perspectives on Psychological Science (2013-2017)
  • Associate Editor, Social Psychology (2012-2013)
  • Ad Hoc Guest Editor for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (2019)
  • Editorial Boards: Social Cognition (2009–present), Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2014-2017), Perspectives on Psychological Science (2013)

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)
  • International Social Cognition Network (ISCON)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
  • UC Davis Data Science Initiative (DSI)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Attitudes and social influence, negativity and positivity biases, research methods, statistics
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