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Williams, Students Present at Soc. for Personality and Social Psych Meeting


Assistant Professor of Psychology Keelah Williams and four of her students presented research at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual convention held in New Orleans on Feb. 27 to 29.

Williams gave a talk at the Political Psychology preconference in a themed symposium on “Evolutionary Political Psychology.” Her talk was titled “Capital and Punishment: Resource Scarcity Increases Endorsement of the Death Penalty.”   

Keelah E.G. Williams
Keelah E.G. Williams

Ian Hohm ’20 presented a poster titled “Disgust predicts attitudes toward prostitution” at the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference. This research is part of his senior thesis in psychology.

Amanda Kim ’21 described her research in a poster titled “A preregistered study of prosocial behavior with food and non-food resources” at the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference. This research was conducted as part of her PSYCH 298 course (collaborative research with a faculty member).

Christine Tomasi ’21 and Hannah Reck ’22 gave a poster presentation, “Perceived influence of life history traits on criminal behavior,” at the main conference. This research was conducted as part of their six-week summer research experience during June-July 2019. 

According to its website, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Annual Convention is the premier international event for more than 3,800 social and personality psychologists. Attendees from academia, non-profit, government, and private sectors present and discuss research, network and collaborate on projects, and pursue professional development while advancing science and pedagogy in the field. 

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