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IPSR mini grant awarded to Gold Okafor

IPSR has awarded a mini grant to Gold Okafor to support her joint research project with fourth-year social-personality PhD student, Helena Karnilowicz, and their advisor, Dr. Iris Mauss. Their project investigates how people systematically perceive emotions … More


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Iris Steine

IPSR has awarded a mini grant to support Dr. Iris Steine’s joint research with Dr. Nicole Bush, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and director of the Division of Developmental Medicine at UCSF. The aim of their project … More


IPSR mini grant awarded to Liza Yartsev

IPSR has awarded a mini grant to support Liza Yartsev’s work investigating emotional habituation. When people are exposed to the same emotional stimulus repeatedly, they might gradually react with less arousal (habituation), or they might become more reactive … More


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Vincent Buckwitz

IPSR has awarded $1000 to support Vincent Buckwitz’s study which investigates psychoeducational approaches to reducing mental illness stigma. Vincent is a visiting graduate student at UC Berkeley on a Fulbright scholarship working with Professor Stephen … More


IPSR mini grant awarded to Stephen Antonoplis

IPSR has awarded Stephen Antonoplis and Oliver P. John $1,000 to support their development of a scale measuring the personality trait Openness to Other, which describes an appreciation, embrace of, and preference for difference in one’s social environment. Five … More


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Ryan Lundell-Creagh

IPSR has awarded $1,000 to support Ryan Lundell-Creagh’s joint research with Professor Oliver John to study the contextual effects of an emotional experience on an individual's self-reported personality. A context effect is an aspect of the situation which … More


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Belinda Carrillo

IPSR has awarded $1,000 to support Belinda Carrillo’s joint research with her advisor Dr. Serena Chen investigating how sleep quality influences self-silencing behavior in close relationships. 310 mTurk workers were recruited to conceptually replicate prior … More


IPSR mini grant awarded to Shoshana Jarvis

IPSR has awarded $1,000 to support Shoshana Jarvis’ interdisciplinary research collaboration with her advisor Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Dr. Shannon Brady at Wake Forest University. Their research project focuses on how mentorship contributes to … More


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Vanessa Castro

IPSR has awarded $1,000 to support Vanessa Castro’s effort in developing an electronic emotion recognition tool. Vanessa is a second year PhD candidate working with Professor Dacher Keltner to investigate whether touring an art museum can promote feelings of … More


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Marilyn D. Thomas

IPSR has awarded $1,000 to support Marilyn Thomas’ research on the associations between everyday versus institution-specific racial discrimination, allostatic load, and self-reported health. Marilyn is a PhD candidate in the Division of Epidemiology at UC … More