Bard College Social Psychology Lab
Kristin Lane
Lab Group


Patrick Lichtenstein. In progress.

Anna Opatka. In progress.

Siira Rieschl. In progress.

Margaret Stevens. In progress.

Sophia Sutcliffe. In progress. (Joint with Economics).


Idan Elmelech. Incidental emotions and trust decisions: Visceral influences on economic behavior. (Joint with Economics)

Elyse Neubauer. “Am I math compatible?”: How stereotype threat relates to gender and math identification in women.

Beth Hoffman-Patalona. “I'm just not a math person:” The effect of preconceived notions of failure or success and mindset on math performance.

Tanya Sorenseon. How traditional is the romance? Heroines, stereotypes, and the heterosexual script.


Dora Bowman. The cultural system of medicine: The socio-cultural and psychological influences behind the treatment of intersexuality. (Joint with Anthropology.)

Nicole Carney. Who cares and why? Motivation for caregiving and the negative and positive outcomes of providing care to an elderly family member. (Joint with Sociology.)

Marie Flowers. Stereotype threat spillover in new group formation amongst individuals of high and low socioeconomic status.

Laura Ovadia. Do you really want another slice? Overeaters' implicit and explicit food preferences.


Stephanie Barrett. Stereotypes and developing nations.

Jin Goh. Save James, but ditch Jamal!: Automatic moral judgments in the consideration of race.

Mengyao Li. Rationalizing the pleasure in another group’s suffering: From schadenfreude to dehumanization. (Joint with Human Rights.)

Ian Weiss. The evolution of coalition detection and wariness of outgroups.

Spring 2011

Moneika Di Pierro (Advised Senior II semester). The God diagnosis: Psychological factors in the interpretation of religious experiences.


Sarah Gordon. The burned-out caregiver: Risk, resiliency, and future directions in treatment and prevention.

Nick Hodgetts. The self and consciosness: Theories and experimental proposals.

DeShaun Houston. The African-American: A social-psychological perspective explaining the formation of the identity.

Morgan Kennedy (Advised Senior I semester). The effectiveness of implicit and explicit self-affirmation in reducing Chinese and American age-related stereotypes.

Yi (Jenny) Xiao. Sensitivity or bias: Using signal detection analysis to examine the relationship between power and stereotyping.


Biqing (Jamie) Chen. On the primary and secondary qualities of emotions.

Heidi Choi (Advised Senior I semester). Implicit awareness of false memories in the Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm: A psychophysiological investigation of language comprehension.

Wren (Scott) Gould. Are women from Venus and men from Mars? The consequences of exposure to theories of gender similarity and difference.

T. Edward Hall. Does guilt-tripping equal effective policy? An investigation of emotion and intertemporal choice.

Nadar Mohamud (Advised Senior II semester). Female genital cutting within the Somali communities in Lewiston, Maine.

Spring 2008

Vasiliki Georgoulas  (Advised Senior II semester). From video game violence to real life violence: Does exposure to violent video games desensitize people to violence?