"Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin."
Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936)
Social psychology from an evolutionary perspective
How do we perceive others--what beliefs do we form about the threats and opportunities they pose for us? How do we feel and then act toward these others, based on these threat and opportunity perceptions?
Stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination
How are they related? How can two people hold the same stereotype about a group, but completely opposite prejudices and discriminatory inclinations?
What do we do when we need to find out a person's characteristics but can't observe? We test them.
Why do we exclude others?
Labs and collaborators I work with
Evolutionary Social Cognition lab
Steven L. Neuberg, Douglas T. Kenrick
Arizona State University
Ph.D. (expected 2021)
Peace Corps | Paraguay
Technical Trainer (2015)
Liaison w/ Paraguayan Non-Profit (2013-2014)
Environmental Conservation Volunteer (2011-2013)
University of Notre Dame
Psychology, Spanish majors