Social Psychology Graduate Students

 

Name

Advisor

Email

Research interests

Beall, Erica

Graham

ebeall@usc.edu

The use of implicit methods to investigate psychological relationships between moral judgements and political ideologies. The roles of emotion and self-regulation in moral and political cognition.

Carden, Lucas

Schwarz & W. Wood

lcarden@usc.edu

Habits, Goals, Self Regulation, Judgment and Decision Making, Embodied Cognition, Metaphors, Metacognition.

Choe, SoYoung

Read

soyoung.choe@usc.edu

How personality (including emotional disposition) affects people’s perception of the world and their decision-making. Decision neuroscience.

Droutman, Vita

Read

droutman@usc.edu

Neural network modeling of personality and social behavior. Understanding risky adolescent decision making in social contexts and its neural bases. Effects of Mindfullness meditation on risky tendencies in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Fisher, Oliver

Oyserman

ofisher@usc.edu

Various ways in which the self informs our identities and the ways our identities form the self. Specifically, the ways multiple identities can influence and interact with one another. 

Hayes, Tim

W. Wood

hayest@usc.edu

Social Influence: social norms, issue construal, message framing. Attitudes/persuasion. Moral psychology. Effects of source ideology on message construal and attitude polarization. Factors affecting the longevity of norms transmitted across generations of ad hoc laboratory groups. Differential effects of moral messages on traditional outcomes in standard persuasion paradigms.

Horowitz, Eric

Oyserman

ericjhoro@gmail.com

Motivational processes involving the self and identity; the influence of social context on decision making; mental time travel.

Johnson, Kate

Graham

katejohn@usc.edu

Moral psychology, social norms, and group influence. How individual’s moral values interact with group level values to predict judgments, engagement, and behaviors.

Labrecque, Jennifer

W. Wood

labrecqu@usc.edu

Habitual behavior, as it relates to self-regulation. How people detect and respond to habitual behaviors that go awry.

Lin, Pei-Ying (Peggy)

Monterosso & W. Wood

peiyingl@usc.edu

Interested in studying the biological mechanisms of social behavior. Used oxycotin sprays to study empathy. Look forward to learning brain imaging techniques to build the connections between the brain and behavior.

Meindl, Peter

Graham

meindl@usc.edu

Moral psychology and self-regulation. More specifically, determining what situational and personalogical variables cause people to adhere to and go against their personal moral values.

Newman, David

Schwarz & Stone

 

davidnew@usc.edu

 

Subjective well-being and decision making, particularly momentary and daily states of well-being measured through experience sampling methods; relationships among culture, religion, and well-being. 

Onuki, Mayuko

N. Miller

monuki@usc.edu

Inter-group conflict and negotiation; cultural variation in groups; group solidarity.

Smith, Ben

Read

smithben@usc.edu

 

computational modeling techniques to simulate psychological processes; moral psychology, particularly its intersection with political psychology, and the neural bases of moral values; the implications psychological and neurological findings have for public policy.

Post Docs

Name

Advisor

Email

Research interests

Barkeley-Levenson, Emily

Read

barkleyl@usc.edu

Neuroscience of risky decision making in adolescence and adulthood; relationship between dopamine, personality and decision-making; decision-making and substance use.

Ruenger, Dennis

Wood

ruenger@usc.edu

stereotype learning; reinforcement learning.

Xue, Feng

Read

xfgavin@gmail.com

Neural basis of cognitive control & decision making.

 

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