Undergraduate Alicia Hernandez Wins Morgan Award

July 18, 2019

Huge congratulations to Alicia Hernandez, a 2019 graduate of UCSB, for winning the prestigious Morgan Award for Research Promise in Psychological and Brain Sciences for her Honors Thesis titled, “Confirmation bias and political polarization: The effects of attitude-consistency and reliability on trust and memory for apolitical news stories.” Alicia funded this fascinating research with the award of not one but two URCA grants from the university. We are incredibly proud of the work Alicia completed in the Sherman Lab, working closely with both Professor Sherman and graduate student Lauren Ortosky over the course of her senior year. All the best wishes of the Sherman Lab team follow Alicia as she begins Law School at UC Irvine. We have no doubt that she is at the beginning of an impactful career!