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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


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Felicia Zerwas

IPSR has awarded $1,000 to support Felicia Zerwas’ research on the relationship between perceived emotion suppression and relationship outcomes. Felicia is a third year PhD student working with Professor Iris Mauss to better understand why suppressing (i.e. … More


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Paul Gouvard

IPSR has awarded $1,000 to support Paul Gouvard’s research on unexpected exchanges which occur during quarterly earnings calls. Paul is a visiting PhD student at BerkeleyHaas working with Sameer Srivastava to incorporate computational linguistics, natural … More


IPSR Mini grant awarded to Rachel Berkowitz

IPSR has awarded Rachel Berkowitz $1000 to support her research on place-based community driven efforts addressing birth outcome inequities. Rachel is a public health doctoral candidate in the DrPH program who is collaborating with Dr. Rebecca Reno, a post-doctoral … More


IPSR Launches a new Mini Grant Program

To help graduate students and postdocs with their research, IPSR has launched a mini grant program awarding research proposals requesting up to $1,000. Higher amounts may also be considered.

Proposals are evaluated on: (a) timeline appropriateness (we want to … More


New IPSR Director

Professor Dana R. Carney has been selected to serve as the director of Berkeley’s Institute of Personality and Social Research (IPSR), effective July 1, 2018. Following a campus-wide search chaired by Professor Victoria Plaut and consisting of members of … More


A sneak peek at our new space

On November 28th, Bob and Elizabeth donned hard hats and ventured into the new building which will house IPSR, IHD, Psychology, Public Health, and the Graduate School of Education. Some of the walls were up and we took this photo of … More