Cognition and Social Equity Laboratory (CaSE)

The shared goals of the Cognition and Social Equity (CaSE) laboratory members are to:

(a) uncover basic cognitive processes foundational to social categorization, stereotyping, and discrimination

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b) create theory- and evidence-based social equity interventions.

 

CaSE Lab Members

Management

 

Alma Paredes. Alma is currently a graduating senior. Their Honor's thesis centers on entitativity and individuation using a Who Said What (WSW) paradigm. They are the co-lab and data manager for the CaSE lab.

 

 

 

Sarah Purnell. Sarah is currently a graduating senior and an incoming Mind, Brain & Behavior (MBB) master's student. Her Honor's thesis centers on entitativity and individuation using an illusory correlation paradigm. She is the co-lab manager for the CaSE lab.

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Inayah Baquee. Inayah’s work (in collaboration with Dr. Cookston) is focused on adapting Ben-Zeev et al.’s (2017) Speaking Truth to EmPower (STEP) intervention to elementary-school children (STEP4Youth).

 

 

 


 

Jasmine D’Amico. Jasmine's research is centered on exploring the advantages vs. pitfalls of upholding gender blindness ideologies in the workplace.She has adapted Ben-Zeev et al.’s (2017) Speaking Truth to EmPower (STEP) intervention to enable gender diversification and equity in male-dominated environments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Chandler. Sean has a keen interest in exploring the effects of various types of meaning threats, including how awareness of mortality (i.e., mortality salience) elicits "isms" and social bias. Sean hypothesizes that sell-compassion would be the intervention of choice for quelling such effects.

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Reeves. Evan asks whether self-discrepancy elicits "isms" and social bias. Evan hypothesizes that sell-compassion and STEP would be the interventions of choice for buffering against such effects.

 

 

 

Bernard Landavazo. Bernard's focus is on. stereotype threat and social class. He is exploring the effectiveness of adapting Ben-Zeev et al.’s (2017) Speaking Truth to EmPower (STEP) intervention to alleviating threat effects in people from lower social class.

 

 

 

 

 

Incoming Gradute Students

 

Estefania Montoya-Quijano. Estefania's focus is on cognitive aspects of well-being and has been working with Sarah Langrock and in collaboration with Dr. Howell.

 

 

Betsy Paredes. Betsy's focus is on understanding and exploring the differential effects of stereotype threat interventions.

Sarah Langrock. Sarah's focus is on cognitive aspects of well-being and has been working with Estefania Montoya-Quijano and in collaboration with Dr. Howell. 

Lauren Lozides. Lauren is brand new to lab and will write about her interests soon.

 

 

Undergraduate and Post-Bacc Students

 

Ashley Robledo. Ashley is working with Sean Chandler and Evan Reeves on self-discrepancy and meaning threat, Ashley has been an integral part of lab and has won an award for research on how women (but not men) experience gender backlash when women are childless by choice (with collaborators Sam Chiu and Grant Policar).

 

Sam Chiu. Sam is working with Jasmine D'Amico on gender blindness in the workplace. Sam has been an integral part of lab and has won an award for research on how women (but not men) experience gender backlash when women are childless by choice (with collaborators Ashley Robledo and Grant Policar).

Quincy Mekenna Carlile. Quincy is working with Inayah Baquee on STEP4Youth and with Sean Chandler and Evan Reeves on self-discrepancy and meaning threat.

 

 

 

Jacob Hane. Jacob has been working with Bernard Landavazo on stereotype threat and SES. He has developed a strong interest in the multifaceted construct of social class as well as the kind of intellectual vulnerability that is unique to people from lower social class who pursue academic endeavors.

 

Monet Rundlet. Monet is working with Inayah Baquee on STEP4Youth.

Diana Evans. Diana is working with Inayah Baquee on STEP4Youth.

Izzy Hernandez. Izzy is working with Inayah Baquee on STEP4Youth.

Sam Barksdale. Sam is working with Inayah Baquee on STEP4Youth.

 

CaSE Alumni

 

 

Andre' Oliver. Andre' is pursuing a PhD at the City University of New York (CUNY).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghilamichael Andemeskel. Ghila is pursuing a PhD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

 

 

 

Katlyn Milless. Katlyn is pursuing a PhD at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Lyndsey Wallace. Lyndsey is pursuing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

Yrian Derreumaux. Yrian s pursuing in a PhD at the University of California, Riverside.

Dr. Liz Scharntezki. Liz received a PhD from the University of Vermont.

Dr. Eric Splan. Eric received a PhD from the University of Delaware.

Dr. Tara Dennehy. Tara received a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Chad Forbes. Chad graduated with a PhD from the University of Arizona and is now a professor at the University of Delaware.

Jordan Seliger. Jordan is a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate | Neurology at Stanford University.

Sierra Niblett. Sierra is Center Manager | Neuroscape at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Javier Baltazar. Javier was CaSE lab's manager and is pursuing a Master's in cognitive psychology with a focus on decision making. 

  

 

© Avi Ben-Zeev 2019