Past and present research

Prior to coming to Wesleyan College my main research interests centered around the cross-race effect (CRE). This is the pervasive finding that individuals tend to be better at recognizing faces of own-race vs. other-race individuals. If you're interested in reading more about this body of research, check out this chapter.

Since coming to Wesleyan I have conducted research on a variety of social psychological phenomena, including juror decisions, mortality salience, and perceptions of others. I consider research with students to be an extremely important focus of what I do here at Wesleyan. So if you're a Wesleyanne with PSY230S behind you, feel free to ask me about joining my research group. Unfortunately there's no course credit for this experience, but if you're planning on applying to graduate programs it will provide you with much-needed experience.