Laboratory Members

Malloy Social Relations Laboratory

Current Lab Members

Carissa DiPietro – Carissa is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Rhode Island College and is currently the most senior member of the lab.  Her research in the lab is focused on the effect of facial attractiveness on visual attention during encoding and its effect on recognition memory. She is also working on a meta-analysis of variance components in dyadic research. Carissa will begin the Ph.D program in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior with a focus on Sleep and Memory at the University of Notre Dame in the Fall of 2019.

Christine Curley – She will begin the Ph.D. program in social psychology with a focus on health behavior at the University of Connecticut in the Fall of 2019.

Casey Silva – Casey is an undergraduate member of the lab who joined in April, 2018.   His research in the lab is focused on interpersonal attraction within dyads, and the effect listening on relationships.  He will assist in the training of the newer lab members. 

Nnenne Nwangwu – Nnenne joined the SRL in January 2019 and is learning to conduct an experiment on the effects of facial attractiveness on visual attention and recognition memory for faces.  She is also working on a study of the effects of facial attractiveness, race, and social status on face recognition.

Destiny Henderson – Destiny joined the SRL in February of 2019.   Her goal is to attain the Ph.D. in psychology and become a university professor.   She is working on a study of the effects of facial attractiveness, race, and social status on face recognition.

Sissy Rosso – Sissy (pronounced CC) joined the SRM in February of 2019.  She is a Rhode Island College TRIO McNair Scholar. This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education in October of 2017 to annually serve 25 eligible undergraduate RIC students who are interested in engaging in undergraduate research, pursuing a graduate education, and earning a doctoral degree.  Sissy is working on a study of the effects of facial attractiveness, race, and social status on face recognition.

Savon Williams – Savon joined the SRL in February of 2019 and is working on a study of the effects of facial attractiveness, race, and social status on face recognition.

Former Lab Members: Graduate Degrees and
Doctoral Degree and Granting Institution

Elise Arruda, Ph.D. – Claremont Graduate University

Avi Ben Zeev, Ph.D. – Yale University

Gregg Bromgard, Ph.D. – New Mexico State University

John Capman, Ph.D. – City University of New York

Mekayla Castro, Ph.D. – Columbia University

Irian Kushid, Ph.D. – New Mexico State University

Jasmine Mena, Ph.D. – University of Rhode Island

Tiina Ristikari , Ph.D. – Tampere University, Finland

Diane Turner-Bowker Ph.D. University of Rhode Island

Aaron Yarlas, Ph.D. – University of California – Los Angeles

Masters Degrees

Rosalie Berrios-Candeleria M.A. – Rhode Island College

Sathiarith Chau, M.A. – Rhode Island College

Lauren Chaunt, M.S.W. – Rhode Island College

Lorin Kinney, M.A. – Rhode Island College

Lynn Winquist, M.A. – University of Connecticut

Undergraduates: Rhode Island College/Other

Johanna Martin, B.A.

Brandon DeSimone, B.A.

Jessica Hunter B.A.

Afrim Islam, B.S.P.S.  (University of Rhode Island)

Wootae Min B.A. (Swarthmore College)

Peter Murphy, B.A.

Tiia Nurmiko, B. A.

Melissa Ryan, B. A.

Marvin Tavares

Rachel Tragella, B. A.

Angela Viphakone, B. A.

Scott Williams (Brown University)