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.
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.
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.
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.
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 on the effects of facial attractiveness, face gender and face race on recognition memory.
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 on the effects of facial attractiveness, face gender and face race on recognition memory.
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
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.
Rachel Tragella, B. A.
Angela Viphakone, B. A.
Scott Williams (Brown University)