OVERVIEW OF CURRENT RESEARCH
My research team and I study the effects of motivation and personality on social judgment and psychological well-being, and we are also contributing to the Many Labs reproducibility projects.
Attitudes, Attribution, Cognitive Feelings, Emotion, Motivation, Social Cognition, Reproducibility
I was born and grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, which is a NASA town. My parents didn't work at NASA, but lots of parents I knew did. In college, I first went to Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, then I transferred to Smith College in Northampton, MA, where I got my BA in psychology. I was a theater major, then a geology major, and finally a psychology major. I chose psychology because it passed the bookstore test: psychology was the part of the bookstore I kept going to. I got a PhD in social psychology at the University of Michigan, then I did a postdoc in social psychology at The Ohio State University. If Michigan and Ohio State are playing, I root for the Buckeyes. I love my job at Ithaca, and I love my husband, who works in DC. Hiking is my hobby. I am a first generation college student.