Jennifer is an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience and the director of the Social Interaction and Motivation (SIM) lab. She earned her PhD in social psychology from the University of Toronto 2012.
Her research can be broadly categorized into two distinct lines of study. Her main interest is in the area of intergroup person perception and interaction and her specific research topic examines how prejudice and social group membership affects the neural mechanisms underlying the perception and understanding of the other’s actions, intentions and emotions.
Her second interest is concerned with the role of emotions in self-control and its failure. Her interest in these topics has led her to explore a number of different research techniques using a multi-method approach that includes physiological and neural methods, as well as more traditional social psychological methods such as reaction time measures and self-report.
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Nadya Greenberg is a fifth-year PhD student in the Brain, Body, and Behavior program. She graduated from Colgate University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and philosophy. Her research focuses on face processing and how people make judgments about another person's character based on face traits. She is interested in how people process identity using visual information.
In her free time, Nadya enjoys cooking, reading, running, and debating big topics like life, religion, politics, and of course, the mind.
Jeremy Simon is a fourth-year
Marissa DiGirolamo is a fourth-year
Marissa is also a marathon runner and enjoys being active in many ways (hiking, dancing, boxing).
Brandon Hager is a third-year
Siyu Liang is the Lab Manager of the SIM lab. She graduated from Brandeis University with her BS in Psychology and Biochemistry in 2018. Her research interests are inter-group interactions, empathy and emotion regulations. She enjoys traveling and watching TV series and movies.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
- Andrea Lei
- Becky Schwartz
- Becca Gupta
- Cameron Hunt
- Dustine Reich
- Elizabeth Diener
- Jiwon Yoon
- Kazuki Mochimaru
- Kharmalina Tong
- Kwanyi Wong
- Tiffany Zou