Sophie Jané, our alumna who is currently a doctoral student in the Organizational Behavior Ph.D. program in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, has been awarded a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Sophie’s research investigates employer perceptions of risk and how these perceptions influence candidate selection. In order to explore this relationship, she is developing and validating a measure of the Perceived Risk of a Candidate (PRC) construct, to study whether the perception of risk hinders diversity efforts in STEM. Through this project, she is interested in studying how risk perceptions interact with implicit social cognition when evaluating a candidate for hire.


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October 16th, 2017

Ariana Hernandez is admitted to the NIH IMSD Program at SDSU

Ariana Hernandez is admitted to the competitive NIH IMSD Program at SDSU! IMSD (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development) program is […]

July 22nd, 2017

Media Coverage

Association for Psychological Science

Press from our latest publication from Project CURE! Minority Students and the Culture of Research: “What is clear from these […]

June 23rd, 2017


Psychological Science

Research microcultures as socialization contexts for underrepresented science students Thoman, D.B., Muragishi, G.A., & Smith, J.L.   Abstract How much […]

June 1st, 2017

Matthew Jackson accepted an Assistant Professor position at CSULA

Matthew C. Jackson accepted an assistant professor position at Department of Psychology, California State University Los Angeles!

June 1st, 2017

Dylan Neider received 2017 SDSU Summer Undergrad Research Assistantship

Undergraduate Research Assistant Program at SDSU is designed to encourage student participation in a broad range of scholarly and academic […]

April 30th, 2017

Jeanette Zambrano received Sally Casanova Scholarship

The scholarship is named after Sally Casanova, who founded the Pre-Doctoral Scholar Program in 1989 to increase diversity within the pool […]

April 20th, 2017

Media Coverage

Washington Post

Our work appeared in the Washington Post! Here is a piece of the article:   …Within science, technology, engineering and […]

April 4th, 2017


WPA 2017 Annual Convention | April 28

Mapping the social networks of undergraduate STEM students • Authors: Adam Dilla, Zena Donovan, Dylan Neider, & Dustin Thoman • Time […]

April 4th, 2017


AERA 2017 Annual Meeting | April 28, 2:15pm

Perceived Faculty Support in Freshman Year Boosts First-Generation College Students’ Belonging and Persistence in Science • Authors: Garam Lee, Gregg […]

April 4th, 2017


AERA 2017 Annual Meeting | April 27, 12:00pm

Talking About Science Interest: Appraisals of Positive Responsiveness Impact Women’s Science Interest Development • Authors: Christina Curti, Jeanette Zambrano, Garam […]