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February 2024

Dr. Okten was named a 2024 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science! 
Read more here!

Martha presented her honors thesis in poster form at SPSP 2024!

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Fall 2023

Congratulations to honors student Martha Cooper on an accepted poster submission! Martha will present work from her honors thesis at the SPSP Annual Convention in February.

Dr. Okten gave a talk at the Society of Experimental Social Psychology's annual conference on Friday, October 13th.

May 2023

Dr. Okten is giving a talk at the 2023 Association for Psychological Science Conference in

Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 26th.

April 2023

UROP students Adam Nguyen, Alexa Harkness, Bethany Jones, and Kali McCullough presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 6th.​

March 2023

Undergraduate student Martha Cooper wins IDEA Grant for project titled "Evaluating motivational dimensions in implicit bias reduction".

We are excited to welcome graduate student Ayanna Brewton to the MSC Lab, starting in Fall 2023!



February 2023

Former MA student of Dr. Okten, Young Ju Ryu wins SPSP Self & Identity pre-conference poster award. Young Ju's poster is titled "Intellectual humility and adaptation to failure".


Dr. Okten speaks at Annual SPSP Conference:

       Talk 1: Updating False Beliefs: The Role of Misplaced vs. Well-placed Certainty. Flash talk presented at the Misinformation & Belief Science preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). 

       Talk 2: When “Knowing” is Blinding: The Dangers of Certainty About the Future. Presenter and Chair for the Symposium “Epistemic Dilemmas and Vulnerability to Misinformation” at the 24th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). 

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