Affiliated Graduate Students
Tessa Benson-Greenwald is a sixth year graduate student advised by Dr. Amanda Diekman. She is interested in the factors that lead people to perceive goal opportunities as available in their majors and careers whether that be through contextual cues or mindsets that encourage people to think about their roles differently. She is also interested in the consequences of perceiving particular careers, and the individuals in them, as being motivated by power versus prosociality. For more information, check out Tessa's CV.
Mansi Joshi is a fifth year doctoral candidate in social psychology working primarily with Dr. Amanda Diekman. Her research examines how people from different backgrounds make decisions to enter, stay, or leave STEM roles. Their programs of research broadly ask: 1) Who shapes these roles, 2) How are roles perceived or experienced by different groups, and 3) Who does it matter for? For more information, check out Mansi's CV.
Madeline Kosins (she/they) is an undergraduate senior majoring in Psychology, obtaining a Certificate of Global French, and minoring in Counseling and Gender Studies. They are interested in understanding the experience of intersectionality in a psychological setting, with an emphasis on the impacts of stereotypes and prejudice faced by minority groups. Upon graduating, they hope to begin volunteer work for a non-profit organization focusing on social justice work for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Paige Lloyd is an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver. Her work investigates the determinants and consequences of person perception, with an emphasis on implications for social inequality and discrimination. For more information, check out Paige's website or contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Sacco is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests fall into three major categories: 1) causes and consequences of social inclusion and exclusion, 2) face perception and nonverbal behavior, and 3) how personality and motivation influence cognition and perception. For more information, check out Don's website or contact him directly at email@example.com.
Pirita See is an Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University. She specializes in group-based biases involved in person perception (e.g., intergroup face processing, stereotyping, dehumanization, pro-social intentions). For more information, check our Pirita's website or contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.