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SARAH ARIEL LAMER

Principal Investigator

Dr. Lamer earned her Ph.D. in Social, Affective, and Cognitive Psychology from the University of Denver.  Prior to that, she earned her B.A. in Psychology with a certificate in Public Policy and Community Action from Connecticut College.  Her primary research interest is in examining the ways that social inequity develops and is maintained in sociocultural environments.  CV  Contact  Google Scholar ResearchGate  

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HALEY B. BECK

Graduate Student

Haley is a first-year doctoral student. She earned her B.S. in Psychology with a Sociology minor from Samford University and completed the Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at University of Alabama - Birmingham. Currently, her research interests concern how intermediate social identities (e.g., multiracial, bi/pansexual, gender non-conforming) are perceived by ingroup and outgroup others in sociocultural environments. When Haley is not doing research, she enjoys traveling, making dream catchers, reading, going on nature walks, and playing with her cat children.  CV  Contact

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TANNER LAPERE

Research Assistant

Tanner is in his fourth year at UT and started to favor psychological explanations for social and interpersonal phenomena. He thought that the opportunity to be involved with this lab would be a fascinating hands on experience, eventually leading to developing explanations and answer questions of his own.  Outside of school, he enjoys gardening, knitting, hiking, and being outdoors.

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JADE NOAH

Research Assistant

Jade is in her third year at UT.  She is interested in psychology research because she wants to understand the interplay between what people observe and how they behave.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, and spending afternoons lounging in her hammock. 

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JACOB LOVIN

Research Assistant

Jacob is in his third year at UT.  He first got interested in psychology research because he wanted to understand why people feel the way they do about certain groups of people, and specifically what can cause people to exhibit intergroup hostility.  In his free time, he participates in Mock Trial, explores new music, and reads. 

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HENALI PATEL

Research Assistant

Henali is in her third year at UT. She wanted to get involved in research because she wanted to understand more about prejudice when it comes to different social groups. In her free time, she loves to listen to music, dance, work on her blog, and hang out with her friends.

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JESSICA WYSOR

Research Assistant

Jessica is in her fourth year at UT. As a psychology and advertising student, she is interested in psychology research because she wants to understand the role of the media in influencing people’s behavior and stereotypes. In her free time, she enjoys creating art and traveling.

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BETH WILSON

Research Assistant

Beth is in her fourth year at UT. As a neuroscience student completing an inequalities connection package, she is interested in research because she wants to better understand how the unequal allocation of power and resources contributes to inequities, specifically in the healthcare field. In her free time, she enjoys going on walks with her dog, working out, photography, and spending time with friends. 

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DANIELLE MASON

Research Assistant

Danielle is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in psychology. She is interested in psychology research because she believes it is important to understand people and the way various encounters and messages affect them. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her dogs, get dinner with friends, and listen to her favorite music. 

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ASHLYN HAMMONDS

Research Assistant

Ashlyn is in her third year at UT majoring in neuroscience with a biological sciences concentration. She became interested in psychology research and wants to learn more about social perceptions and how these can be skewed based on media consumption. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends.

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CLAUDIA LUU

Research Assistant

Claudia is in her fourth year at UT. She became interested in psychology research because she wanted to explore and understand gender dynamics in gaming culture. In her free time, she enjoys baking desserts not offered in Knoxville, playing board/video games, and going on adventures with her friends.

The Team.

The Alums.

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HALLEY PRADELL

Research Assistant

Halley graduated from the University of Delaware with specializations in Mathematics; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; and Psychology.  They then volunteered in the lab for a year to gain experience in a lab setting and will be starting graduate work in Fall 2020 in Clinical/Counseling Psychology at Utah State University!

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