Lab Members with active research projects
|Allen R. McConnell, Ph.D., Lab Director
I have been at Miami University since 2000, after previously being a professor at Michigan State and at Penn State. My research interests include how relationships with entities such as family and pets affect health and well-being, how people decode others’ nonverbal displays, the interplay of implicit and explicit evaluations, and how self-knowledge influences emotions, goals, and actions. My service includes being Editor in Chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science, Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and President of the Midwestern Psychological Association.
|E. Paige Lloyd, M.A., Graduate Researcher
My work examines how people decode others' nonverbals displays, especially those involving face perception, and how individual differences in self-concept knowledge predicts the relative accuracy of people's understanding of others through their nonverbals. In addition, I am interested in how race influences these processes, both with respect to people's ability to encode other-race faces and how perceiver stereotypes influence one's ability to understand and interpret others.
Brandon T. Humphrey, B.A., Graduate Researcher
My research interests include understanding the functions that families and pets serve for people, the basic psychological building blocks of ingroups, how self-concept organization affects self-regulation and regulatory foci, and how people's implicit attitudes affect their behavior.
Lauren Gottschalk, Dean's Scholar
As a psychology and IES (Institute for the Environment and Sustainability) co-major, I am interested in conserving water and electricty and how psychology can promote pro-environmental behaviors. In my senior honors thesis project, which is supported by a Dean's Scholarship Award, I am studying pledge behavior and how it can increase natural resource conservation.
PASS lab alums and where they are today
Hayley M. Skulborstad, Asst Prof of Psychology, Mount Ida College
Tonya M. Buchanan, Asst Prof of Psychology, Central Washington Univ.
Christina M. Brown, Assoc Prof of Psychology, Arcadia Univ.
Robert J. Rydell, Assoc Prof of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana Univ. Bloomington
Jeanette M. Renaud, Senior Research Analyst, RTI, Durham, NC
William A. Jellision, Assoc Prof of Psychology, Quinnipiac Univ.
Jill M. Leibold, Director Jury Research, Litigation Insights, Los Angeles, CA
Keith E. Neidermeier, Adjunct Assoc Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Deidra J. Schleicher, Assoc Prof of Management, Texas A&M Univ.
Melissa J. Ferguson, Prof of Psychology, Cornell Univ.
Kristy K. Dean, Assoc Prof of Psychology, Grand Valley State Univ.
Vicky L. DeSensi, Assoc Prof of Psychology, Wilmington College
Hayley Skulborstad's doctoral graduation, Miami Univ., August 2016
Tonya (Shoda) Buchanan's doctoral graduation, Miami Univ., August 2014
Christina Brown's doctoral graduation, Miami Univ., May 2009
BJ Rydell's doctoral graduation, Miami Univ., May 2005
Jeanette Renaud's doctoral graduation, Michigan State Univ., May 2003
Jill Leibold's doctoral graduation, Michigan State Univ., May 2000
My doctoral graduation (with Jim Sherman), Indiana Univ., June 1995
Group and lab photos
PASS Lab Graduate Students
Me, Paige Lloyd, Brandon Humphrey, Ryan Walker, Hayley Skulborstad, Jason Deska, and Tonya Buchanan, May 2015
Three Generations of Academic Family
BJ Rydell, Melissa Ferguson, Jim Sherman, and me, Duck, NC, June 2007
Michigan State Grad Students, Conference on the Self
Amani El-Alayli, Jeanette Renaud, Ernest Park,
Peggy Chin Evans, Bill Jellison, me, and Jill Leibold, April 1999
Penn State Grad Students, Keystone Social Psych Conference
Me, John George, Kris Eyssell, Melissa Ferguson, Deidra Schleicher, John Wall, and Jill Leibold, April 1997
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Office photos across the years
In my current office, Psychology Building, Miami Univ., Fall 2013
My first office in the new Psychology Building, Miami Univ., Spring 2010
In my office at Miami Univ., Benton Hall, Fall 2001
In my office at Michigan State Univ., Baker Hall, Fall 1997
In my office at Penn State Univ., Moore Building, Fall 1995
In my office at Indiana Univ., Psychology Building, Spring 1995