Social Program News

Social program 2017 Social doctoral program (faculty and students) 2017
Social program 2015 Social doctoral program (faculty and students) 2015
Miami at Duck 2015 Miami faculty and graduates at Duck Social Cognition Conference, Outer Banks, NC, 2015
Grad students at MPA Graduate students at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2016
Grad students at MPA Graduate students at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2016
Grad students presenting research Graduate students present research at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2016

Recent news regarding social faculty and alumni

  • Amy Summerville is a co-PI on a 4-year NSF grant to develop an intervention for early engineering and pre-engineering courses that uses counterfactual thinking.
  • Heather Claypool is a co-PI on a 4-year NSF grant with Miami alum Dr. Michael Bernstein (Ph. D., 2010) to study the impact of social exclusion on stereotyping and individuation.
  • Allen McConnell is a co-PI on a 2-year NICHD grant to study the therapeutic benefits of using therapy dogs with children suffering from traumatic brain injuries (the primary performance site is Cincinnati's Childrens Hospital).
  • Jonathan Kunstman's research on the role of power in sexual objectification has received considerable popular press attention in light of the #MeToo movement.
  • Allen McConnell was promoted to University Distinguished Professor beginning Fall 2017.
  • Amy Summerville was named Midwestern Psychological Association Fellow.
  • Allen McConnell was elected President of the Midwestern Psychological Association (2016-17) and President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (2018).
  • Paige Lloyd (Ph.D., 2018) accepted an Assistant Professor of Psychology position at the University of Denver beginning in August 2018.
  • Jason Deska (Ph.D., 2018) accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at Toronto University to work in Nick Rule's social psychology laboratory.
  • Steven Almaraz received a 2017 Capretta Award, which recognizes post-master's graduate students' programs of research.
  • Paige Lloyd received the Department of Psychology's Dissertation Scholar Award for 2017-18, and she received a PEO Scholar Award to support her dissertation research as well.
  • Jason Deska was named 2017 Psi Chi Graduate Student of the Year.
  • Christina Brown (Ph.D., 2009) was promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology at Arcadia Univ.
  • Michael Bernstein (Ph.D., 2010) was promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology at Penn State Univ. Abington.
  • Kurt Schuepfer (Ph.D., 2017) accepted a position as Data Scientist at Macy's.
  • Program 2010 Alums Michael Bernstein and Don Sacco were elected Fellows of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.