Lab News and Updates
Congratulations to PhD student Aline da Silva Frost, whose first-authored paper on calibrating confidence in research findings was awarded the Houcan Best Paper Award for its "prominent contribution to the development of psychology across the world!"
Congratulations to lab alumni Dr. Andre Wang, Melisse Liwag, Katherine Weltzien, and Trevor Crowell, co-authors on a paper that was just accepted for publication in Social Cognition!
Congratulations to PhD students Chris Coleman and Aline da Silva Frost and former lab manager Katherine Weltzien, co-authors on a collaborative cross-cultural paper with a research team in the United Arab Emirates that was just accepted for publication in Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology!
Is your dating checklist holding you back? Here's lab alumn Dr. Andre Wang delivering expert advice based on research co-first-authored with current lab member Aline da Silva Frost on Canadian national TV!
Congratulations to PhD student Aline da Silva Frost and lab alumn Dr. Andre Wang, lead authors on a paper that was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General!
Congratulations to lab mascot Flopsie the penguin on his meteoric rise to stardom in this Nature Index article, featured alongside research by PhD graduate Dr. Shannon Callahan and pictured in front of PhD graduate Dr. Amber Sanchez's SPSP research poster!
Congratulations to PI Alison Ledgerwood for receiving a Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Dani Yin, former lab RA, who just successfully defended her PhD dissertation at UCSD!
Congratulations to Gabriella Gonzalez, Karla Lizarraga, Paige Snelgrove, and Kyra Zimmerman, all former lab RAs who are off to start graduate programs in the fall!
Congratulations to PhD student Hannah Kramer, who will be joining the School of Psychology at Queen's University Belfast as a postdoctoral scholar leading a new cross-cultural project on the development of religious cognition and behavior!
Congratulations to PhD student Andre Wang, who will be joining the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto as a tenure-track assistant professor this summer!
Congratulations to former PhD student Dr. Amber Sánchez and current PhD student Chris Coleman, first and second author on a paper that was just accepted for publication at Social Cognition!
Listen to PI Alison Ledgerwood discuss negativity bias and how to cultivate resilience in our relationships and systems on Episode 8 of But Really, How Are You?
Congratulations to Samantha Ballard and Angelique Delarazan, two of our former lab RAs who just accepted admission to graduate psychology programs for the fall!
Our lab's research in the news: Why Negative Campaigning Works and How to Fight It
Listen to PI Alison Ledgerwood on NPR: How Can We Reframe Setbacks in a Positive Light?
Congratulations to Andre Wang for winning a Provost's Dissertation Fellowship!
Congratulations to our lab manager, Paige Snelgrove, who was just accepted to her top choice graduate program at Sacramento State!
Congratulations to Sabrina Huang, whose undergraduate senior thesis was just accepted for publication in SPPS!
Congratulations to Dr. Sanchez, who just started her new position as an Institutional Research Associate at Loyola Marymount University!
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Congratulations to Dr. Sparks, who just completed her dissertation and is off to start a post-doc in the Social Cognition Center at the University of Cologne!
Congratulations to Jehan Sparks, lead author on a paper examining reframing effects across the lifespan that was just accepted for publication in PSPB!
Congratulations to Jehan Sparks for winning a SPSP Graduate Travel Award!
Congratulations to Andre Wang for winning the UC Davis Graduate Student Association Travel Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Sanchez, who just filed her dissertation!
Congratulations to undergraduate research assistant and soon-to-be lab manager Paige Snelgrove for winning a Dukes Fund Travel Award to present a talk at the forthcoming SIPS conference in Grand Rapids, MI, and to PhD student Andre Wang for winning a Dukes Fund Travel Award to present his research at SPSP and a workshop on Distances in Organization in Montreal!
Congratulations to Andre Wang for winning the best poster award at the SPSP Social Cognition preconference!
We are excited to welcome the newest member of our lab, Aline da Silva Frost, who will be joining our PhD program in the fall!
Check out our new article on distance and social influence in Current Opinion in Psychology!
PI Ledgerwood has been named a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow!
Our new article on sequential framing in SPPS suggests that negativity biases in reframing persist across both intergroup and intragroup political contexts.
Congratulations to our former lab manager and honors thesis student Sabrina Huang, who is starting her PhD at Stanford University this fall!
Congratulations to Andre Wang, lead author on a paper examining best practices in using covariates that was just accepted for publication in JESP!
Congratulations to Jehan Sparks, lead author on our latest framing paper that was just accepted for publication in JEPG!
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