News

 

Congratulations to Hyun Joon for successfully defending his comprehensive exam!


The GISP lab is hiring a full-time research assistant/lab manager to begin this summer. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in social psychology. Click for more information or to apply. Feel free to reach out with any questions!


Congratulations to our graduating undergraduate research assistants: Wei Liu, Juliana Ruta, and Roxy Zhang! We wish you all the best of luck in your future careers!


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all GISP lab members and affiliates are currently working from home. We are unable to answer the lab phone at the moment, but we are still conducting research and can be reached by email. Please stay safe!


Jonathan and former GISP-lab member Mikey Pasek are authors on a new article in Nature Human Behavior that examines effects of intergroup contact on members of socially advantaged and disadvantaged groups in 69 countries.


Jonathan and former GISP-lab member, Lauren Spencer, co-authored an article in the International Journal of MS Care showing that chronic illness stigma decreases across the lifespan.


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Events

Louisa’s research on how doctoral students’ experience of gender-based stereotype threat, negative affect, and belonging will be exhibited in a poster presentation at the APS Virtual Poster Showcase, online from June 1 to September 1, 2020.


Peter’s research on how affirmation and belonging interventions affect doctoral students’ feelings of belonging in graduate school will be exhibited in a poster presentation at the APS Virtual Poster Showcase, online from June 1 to September 1, 2020.


Former GISP Lab member, Elissa Liguori’s research on the role of mindfulness and student-adviser meetings in doctoral students’ stress levels will be exhibited in a poster presentation at the APS Virtual Poster Showcase, online from June 1 to September 1, 2020.


Hyun Joon presented a poster on the effect of psychological interventions on Ph.D. students’ cortisol levels at #SPSP2020 in New Orleans, LA.


Jason presented a poster on the impact of affirmation interventions on undergraduate students’ daily stress at #SPSP2020 in New Orleans, LA.


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Department of Psychology
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News

The GISP Lab welcomes Michael Ruiz, who joins us as our new lab manager!

In a new open-access paper published in PLoS ONE, Samantha, Jonathan, and our collaborators used latent class analysis to identify Ph.D. students experiencing psychological threats at the start of their doctoral education who may be at greater risk of dropping out.

A new paper from the GISP lab, led by Hyun Joon and published online-first in the Journal of Social Issues, shows that lower-SES Ph.D. students experience higher amounts of social disconnection in graduate school, both from academic colleagues and from their friends and family of origin.

The GISP lab welcomes Fall 2022 RAs – Taryn Green, Lorin Harris, Kaden Litzinger, Patrick Marquet, Alex Olper, Mariana Rodrigues, & Kevin Wang. We appreciate your contributions to our research!

Events

Jonathan presented on January 21st on Inclusion in STEM as part of the American Physical Society’s Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (APS CUWiP) at Penn State!

Thanks to all who attended the Psychology Department’s virtual info night on 10/12 and joining Jonathan, Samantha, and Nathaniel Schermerhorn who led a discussion about career paths and applying to getting a Ph.D. in social psychology.

Peter gave the talk, Belonging Intervention Mitigates Daily Psychological Threats Among Female PhD Students, at #SPSP2022 as part of a symposium organized by Jonathan and Peter on the social psychology of doctoral education.

Hyun Joon gave a talk on Academic Integration and Interpersonal Disconnection Among Lower SES Ph.D. Students at #SPSP2022 as part of a symposium organized by Jonathan and Peter on the social psychology of doctoral education.

Jason presented his poster, Concealment Predicts Straight Men’s Honesty Assessments of Sexual Minority Men, co-authored with Jonathan, at #SPSP2022!