We welcomed Dr. Christina Starmans from the University of Toronto on November 9th to give a talk at our weekly Social-Personality Brownbag series.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
As we all know, 2020 is a little crazy. The SP area gathered for our annual orientation party a little differently this year, but not any less fun! We typically gather for our colloquium brownbag series every Monday from 12:00-1:30, but this year we will be meeting on Zoom.
Thank you to Esther Greenglass, Chantelle, and Stephanie for helping put on what could be the most fun SP Orientation we've ever had, on Zoom! We had many video presentations highlighting the area's members and past memories, where we laughed at and look back on fondly.
Special welcome to our 2 new graduate students this year, Rebecca Dunk (working with Raymond Mar) who is entering her first year of the Masters program, and Kevin Zhou (working with Kerry Kawakami) who is entering his first year of the PhD program.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Newly minted PhD Dr. Alex West did another interview on CTV about her recent publication in the journal, "The Cost of Being “True to Yourself” for Mixed Selves: Frame Switching Leads to Perceived Inauthenticity and Downstream Social Consequences for Biculturals". This time she talks with CTV Angie Seth again and Danielle Ayow, director of "But You're Not Black" documetnary about the experiences and issues being bicultural and biracial.
See the interview here: https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2034081&fbclid=IwAR0PIjjlzAU_cVR0kbm7j2O4vG6ExjYIQPWHS4MR1ahn3HXx_VasZULYqTY
On a roll, Alex!
Monday, August 17, 2020
Over the weekend, our newly defended PhD candidate, Dr. Alex West, did an interview on CTV about her recent publication in the journal, Social Psychology and Personality Science, "The Cost of Being “True to Yourself” for Mixed Selves: Frame Switching Leads to Perceived Inauthenticity and Downstream Social Consequences for Biculturals". In her paper, she demonstrates that majority Americans perceive biculturals as inauthentic when they shift and adapt their behaviour according to their two different cultural backgrounds and contexts. This leads to them perceiving biculturals as less likable, trustworthy, and even less likely to consider biculturals as romantic partners.
In the CTV interview, Dr. Alex West summarizes this research and shares her personal experiences and insights as to how to positively frame frame-switching among biculturals.
More information on the publication here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550620944049?journalCode=sppa
See the interview here: https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2015120
We are very proud of you, Dr. Alex West! :)
Monday, June 15, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Chanel Meyers has accepted an Assistant Professor position at Whitman College, starting August 2020! She is a post-doc working with Kerry Kawakami, and received her PhD at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.
Awesome job Chanel!!