NEWS AND UPDATES
Congratulations to Andre Wang for winning the best poster award at the SPSP Social Cognition preconference!
We are excited to welcome the newest member of our lab, Aline da Silva Frost, who will be joining our PhD program in the fall!
Check out our new article on distance and social influence in Current Opinion in Psychology!
PI Ledgerwood has been named a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow!
Our new article on sequential framing in SPPS suggests that negativity biases in reframing persist across both intergroup and intragroup political contexts.
Congratulations to our former lab manager and honors thesis student Sabrina Huang, who is starting her PhD at Stanford University this fall!
Congratulations to Andre Wang, lead author on a paper examining best practices in using covariates that was just accepted for publication in JESP!
Congratulations to Jehan Sparks, lead author on our latest framing paper that was just accepted for publication in JEPG!
Dr. Ledgerwood’s latest special section on best practices is now available in this month’s issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science (see this blog post for a quick overview or go straight to the open access articles).
Congratulations to Andre Wang, who was awarded a Student Travel Award from SPSP to support the presentation of his simulation research on the costs and benefits of using covariates in experimental designs!
Congratulations to Sabrina Huang, who was just awarded a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship to support her research on distance and interpersonal interactions!
In the news: Logos make your group seem real.
New research from our lab suggests that group symbols like flags, logos, and even team colors can make a group seem more real, cohesive, and potentially intimidating to others.
Congratulations to Shannon Callahan for receiving a 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award!
Congratulations to Andre Wang, who was recognized as a semi-finalist for the Point Foundation Scholarships and who was awarded an Amherst Memorial Fellowship for 2016-2017!
Congratulations to Max Hong, who will be starting the PhD program in quantitative psychology at Notre Dame University in the fall, and to Sabrina Huang for her acceptance to the NYU summer internship program at the Center for Motivated Perception!
Congratulations to Jehan Sparks and Shannon Callahan, who both won Dukes Travel Awards this year to support their research presentations at national conferences!
Our latest research on the psychological function of flags and logos is described in this new manuscript, now in press at JPSP!
In the news: Going back to college, one lecture at a time. The Davis Enterprise, 5/7/15.
Congratulations to Amber Sanchez, who was awarded a 2015 Institute of Social Science/Psychology Research Award!
Congratulations to Max Hong, who was awarded a 2015 Undergraduate Research Council Travel Award from UC Davis support the presentation of his research on group symbols!
Guest blog post on the demographic disconnect in social psychology’s ongoing conversation about best practices.
Congratulations to Jehan Sparks, finalist in the 2015 SPSP poster awards.
Congratulations to Jehan Sparks, who was awarded a Student Travel Award from SPSP to support the presentation of her research on sequential framing effects.
Congratulations to Max Hong, who was awarded a 2015 SPSP Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Award to support the presentation of his research on group symbols.
The latest special section on best practices is now available in this month’s issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science (see this blog post for more or go straight to the open access articles).
Congratulations to Courtney Soderberg, lead author on our meta-analysis of distance and construal level that was just published online in Psychological Bulletin! Click here for the article.
Congratulations to Mark Kurai, who was awarded a SPSSI Grant-in-Aid for his research on emotional responses to the appropriation of ingroup identity symbols.
Congratulations to Courtney Soderberg, who was awarded her PhD and is off to start a position as a Statistical and Methodological Consultant at the Center for Open Science in July.
Congratulations to Shannon Callahan, who won the poster presentation contest at the annual conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues in Portland, OR.
Hot off the presses: This month’s issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science contains our special section on advancing best practices in empirical research, chock full of concrete suggestions for things we can change right now about the way we do research that will make our science better.
Welcome to Andre Wang, who will join our lab as a new PhD student in Fall 2014!
Congratulations to Chun Su, who was awarded a 2014 SPSP Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Award.
Congratulations to Yanine Hess, whose paper on social exclusion and meritocratic beliefs was just accepted for publication in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
Welcome to Jehan Sparks, our new PhD student!
Congratulations to Shannon Callahan for winning an award for best poster presentation at the Annual Psychology Department Conference.
Congratulations to Yanine Hess, who will be joining the faculty at SUNY Purchase College in Fall 2013.
Congratulations to Chun Su, who just received a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship for her independent research project on construal level.
In the news: My Yard, My Candidate: The Social Psychology of Lawn Signs
The Conversation, 9/24/12
In the news: What Your Friends Think Has a Big Impact on Your Vote
Capital Public Radio/All Things Considered, 8/1/12; Morning Edition, 8/2/12
Welcome to Annie Kochersberger and Amber Sanchez, our new graduate students!
In the news: Votes Are Influenced by Friends, Neighbors, and Groups
UC Davis News, 7/31/12
Congratulations to Shannon Callahan, coauthor on a paper that was just accepted for publication in Psychological Science.
Congratulations to Yanine Hess, Courtney Soderberg, and Jimmy Calanchini, who were all accepted into the 2011 Summer Institute in Social Psychology at Princeton.
Congratulations to Shannon Callahan, who received a Runner-Up Award in this year’s SPSP Graduate Student Poster Contest.
Congratulations to Courtney Soderberg, who was awarded a SPSSI Grant-in-Aid for her research on reactions to cooperative intergroup positions.
In the news: UC Davis Social Psych Program Ranks Fourth in Nation UC Davis News, 10/11/10
(See the top ten social psychology programs based on faculty research impact)
In the news: When Are Attitudes Pliable? PsychologyToday.com, 7/27/10