Emily Lasko is a second year student in the Social Psychology doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focuses on the psychological and biological factors that influence the development of psychopathy and aggressive behavior, specifically examining mechanisms and predictors of successful variants of psychopathy.
Angelica Leigh is a PhD Candidate in the Organizational Behavior program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her research explores the dynamic nature of diversity in organizations, including the influence of societal events on individual’s identification, emotions, and behavior and on the interactive effect of race and gender on negotiation outcomes and the perception of emotions.
Heather M. Maranges is a PhD candidate in social psychology at Florida State University. Her research examines the nature of self-control, moral psychology, and their intersection— the role of self-control in moral decision making and moral perception. She complements traditional social and individual difference methods with those of cognitive psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and genetics.
Michael S. Rosenblum is a PhD student in the Management of Organizations group at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. His research focuses on understanding facets of political discourse and inequality. In particular, he studies how political language (such as political correctness) impacts judgements of communicators. He is also interested in how race, gender, and class impact impressions.
Samantha Krauss is a PhD student in psychology at the University of Bern in Switzerland. She is primarily interested in self-esteem development over the lifespan. Her research seeks to understand factors that shape individual differences in self-esteem (e.g., family environment, work conditions, and work outcomes).
Laura Wallace is a PhD candidate in psychology at Ohio State University. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on the psychology of change. Within this broad theme, she focuses on three major questions: When do people seek growth for themselves and their societies? How and when do people’s attitudes change? When do attitudes lead to action? You can learn more about her here: http://laura-e-wallace.com/
David March is a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Tennessee. His research seeks to understand the implicit social cognitive mechanisms guiding how people process information. David has developed a theoretical model, the Dual Implicit Process Model, that explicates a speed and strength difference between the implicit processing of threats to immediate bodily harm versus all other classes of stimuli.
Jae Yun Kim is a PhD candidate in the Management and Organizations program at Duke University. His research primarily examines how popular ideas about self-help and self-improvement (e.g., women's empowerment messages, advice to pursue one's passion, the belief in the power of the mind and thinking) shape perceptions of fairness, inequality, and legitimacy.
Paige Lloyd was a PhD candidate at Miami University at the time of the award and is now an assistant professor at the University of Denver. She investigates the antecedents and consequences of person perception, with an emphasis on implications for social inequality.
David Newman is a Ph.D. candidate in social psychology at the University of Southern California. His research focuses primarily on understanding well-being in ecologically valid contexts. To examine within-person variations in well-being in daily life, he relies on daily diary and experience sampling techniques. The current paper concerns the relationship between nostalgia and well-being in daily life.
|Courtney Walsh is a third year doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Human Development and Family Sciences department. Her research interests revolve around the daily experiences of romantic couples and the benefits of shared positivity. Other research interests include the bidirectional processes of romantic relationships and the self-concept, with a specific focus on self-expansion and self-concept clarity.
|Gregg Sparkman is a PhD student at Stanford University studying dynamic norms: how information that others are changing can motivate personal change. He is interested in the intersections of motivation, social norms, identity and morality in domains related to sustainable behavior, collective action and social change.
|Jennifer Dannals is a PhD candidate at Stanford Graduate School of Business studying Organizational Behavior. In addition to her research on social norms, Jennifer also researches other aspects of team dynamics, such as hierarchy, diversity and coordination.
|Zoë Francis is currently completing her PhD at the University of Toronto. She has studied potential new ego depletion methodologies, and has investigated the interplay between individual differences and mental fatigue from behavioural, neuroscience, and theoretical perspectives.
|Kassandra Cortes is a PhD student at the University of Waterloo. She examines the dynamics of interpersonal relationships using motivational and social cognitive frameworks.