Members

Principal Investigator

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David Sherman and his lab conduct research dedicated to advancing our understanding of how people cope with threatening events and information, and to developing psychologically-grounded interventions for pervasive social issues.

Graduate Students

Connor Gibbs

Connor Gibbs researches how we respond to various forms of threat (including stereotypes, lack of structure, & social comparison) as well as interventions to mitigate the negative effects of those threats.

Suyi Leong

Suyi Leong is primarily interested in challenges individuals face while transitioning into a different cultural context.

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Lauren Ortosky primarily researches the impact of political ideology on individual attitudes.

Alumni

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Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology 

Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010 - 2014

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Assistant Professor, Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015

 

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Lab Manager, STEPP Lab, Boston University College of Health

M.A., University of California Santa Barbara

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Research Scientist, Sea Change Institute

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018

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Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018

Michelle Shteyn Handy

Applied Behavioral Scientist, WW

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2021

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Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF School of Medicine 

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015

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Maître de conférences en psychologie sociale,  Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne / Laboratoire Cognition, Santé, Socialisation

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011-2013