Michelle Shteyn to join lab as PhD student
We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to the lab as a new PhD student beginning Summer 2017.
Michelle Shteyn received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and spent one year after her undergraduate education conducting research at Columbia University. She will be joining the Sherman Lab in Summer/Fall 2017 to start her graduate studies. As an undergraduate she worked in Dr. Richard Yi's lab, incorporating basic behavioral economics theory and field observations to develop community based interventions targeting addiction and impulsivity in disadvantaged populations. She continued research in the health domain at the Higgins lab, executing two field experiments investigating behavioral "engagement from regulatory fit" following motivational inductions in flu vaccination settings. Michelle is interested in understanding how factors such message framing and individual-environment fit can increase motivation for personal goals and aid in widespread public health and public policy efforts.