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This year's photo looked a bit different thanks to COVID
Previous AD-Lab Photos


In general, my research interests span both cognitive and social psychology. The core of my research involves investigating explicit and implicit attitudes and motivation. Specifically, I am interested in how these social processes influence cognitive operations like perception and decision making.


My current research is aimed at investigating how social media influences our attitudes and decisions. If you are interested in joining my lab as a research assistant, please complete an application.

Recent Lab News

04.2024 - Nina defends her dissertation!
03.2024 - Mattie defends her dissertation proposal!
10.2022 - Nina defends her dissertation proposal!

05.2022 - Lauren defends her thesis proposal!

05.2022 - Camryn defends her thesis!

05.2021 - Camryn nails her thesis proposal!

04.2021 - Congrats to Camryn and Mags on their university poster presentation (can be viewed here)

03.2021 - Dr. JG welcomes a daughter!

11.2020 - Congratulations to David Lansdell for his acceptance into his Master's Program!

09.2020 - Dr. JG is expecting! New lab member coming March 2021!

04.2020 - Congratulations to Yuyu Tsoi on his acceptance to William and Mary's Master's Program!

12.2019 - Anna Behler, PhD., gets hooded!

10.2019 - Congratulations to Julianne Eubanks for her undergraduate poster acceptance at SPSP 2020 in New Orleans! 

08.2019 - Anna Behler becomes Dr. Behler after successfully defending her dissertation!
08.2019 - Ian Ferguson lands his first publication! Congrats Ian on your Many Labs 5 article!

05.2019 - Anna Behler receives the Outstanding Social Student award AND the department's Outstanding Teaching Award
08.2018 - Congratulations to Deidre Miller on her position as an Anesthesiologist Assistant! We will miss you but are so proud of you!  
04.2018 - Congratulations to Lisa Chung on her acceptance to VCU's Clinical doctoral program!

04.2018 - Congratulations to Ashley Bacalso, for accepting an offer and scholarship to Cornell's master's program!

02.2018 - Congratulations to Ian Ferguson, who accepted an offer to NYU's master's program!



Mattie Hedgebeth


Grace Morfeld



Anna Behler, PhD, NC State
Nina Plotnikov, PhD

Adam Abdelsalam, Master's Program, VCU
Ashley Bacalso, Master's Program, Cornell University
Yunjung Chung, Doctoral Program, VCU
Ian Ferguson, Master's Program, New York University
Briana Griffin

Alexis Hingle, Master's Program, VCU
James Hovermale, Master's Program, VCU
Jackie Hoyt, Master's Program
David Lansdell, Master's Program, VCU

Yashwant Mirajkar, Medical School, VCU

Deidre Miller

Melissa Virtue, Master's Program, University of Miami

Christina Taylor, Master's Program, University of Virginia

Yuyu Tsoi, Master's Program, William and Mary
Eleni Walker

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