Rachel Appiah is an undergraduate Psychology student minoring in Organizational Leadership. Throughout her undergraduate years, Rachel has been particularly drawn to theories and literature in the areas of social, cognitive and industrial/organizational psychology. She is interested in exploring how different styles of leadership influence employees and their performance in the workplace; and how to positively impact the well-being of a person in and out of social institutions.
Natalie Loserro is a third year undergraduate psychology student with a passion for social and memory psychology. Specifically, she is interested in how others are perceived and memories are stored based on the biases we present with. In this lab she hopes to further understand the complications associated with the biases humans hold and how they affect interpersonal relationships.
Jeremy Mesich is an undergraduate psychology student who is interested in researching how an individual’s prejudice affects their perceptions and behaviours towards members who belong to outside social groups. Jeremy is also interested in further exploring topics related to relations between racial groups and exploring how Eurocentric approaches in policy lead to indirect discrimination among minority groups seeking services.
Tav Sandhu is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology and Human Resource Management. She is interested in the area of social psychology. Specifically, in race relations between clients and therapists in counselling.
Saba Salemi is an undergraduate Psychology student in her 4th year at Ryerson, and is a research practicum student in the lab. In terms of various fields in psychology, she is interested in both the social and personality branches. In this particular lab, she is interested to explore how various physical attributes affect first impressions and judgements among individuals, and how self-perception can influence those judgements.
David Racioppa is a research assistant with a passion for personality and social psychology. One of his prevalent interests is how mental heuristics like biases affect judgments, behaviour, and interpersonal relationships. He hopes to examine this in greater detail during graduate school, as well as possible strategies for overcoming biases.