Laboratory Members

Malloy Social Relations Laboratory

Current Lab Members


Johanna Martin – Johanna is an undergraduate whose thesis research is focused on the relationship of listening quality, perceived support and psychological stress in women’s dyadic interactions.   She is using a round robin design and the social relations model to study these phenomena.

Casey Silva – Casey is a new member of the lab who joined in April, 2018.   He has an interest in social neuroscience and will be trained by the more senior lab members. 



Carissa DiPietro – Carissa is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Rhode Island College.   Her research in the lab is focused on the effect of facial attractiveness on visual attention during encoding and recognition and face recognition.   She is also working on a meta-analysis of variance components in dyadic research.

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

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)