Dr. Laurie A. Rudman
The Social Cognition Lab is run by Dr. Laurie A. Rudman, a professor of Psychology at Rutgers University. Dr. Rudman is interested in exploring implicit (or indirect) ways of assessing attitudes, stereotypes, self concept, and identity. Current research projects are focused on understanding the sources of implicit attitudes, the relationship between implicit and explicit measures, and the factors that alter implicit attitudes and beliefs.
Dr. Laurie A. Rudman's Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Laurie A. Rudman's Curriculum Vitae
Lina H. Saud
Lina Saud is a second year graduate student studying social psychology at Rutgers University. Under the guidance of Dr. Laurie Rudman, her research examines the modern sociopolitical ramifications of historical trends and ideologies. A recent line of research examines how social Darwinism, an ostensibly bygone ideology on social relations that was popular at the turn of the 20th century, prevails today, motivating prejudicial attitudes and behaviors. Lina graduated from Princeton University ('15) where she conducted research with Dr. Susan Fiske and Dr. Nicole Shelton on topics broadly related to prejudice and stereotyping.
Lina Saud's Curriculum Vitae
Rachel A. Cultice
Rachel is a first year graduate student in Social Psychology at Rutgers University and is advised by Dr. Laurie Rudman. Her research interests include gender and masculinity, identity, and sexism. Rachel graduated from the University of Michigan (’17) with a B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies. At the University of Michigan, Rachel worked closely with Dr. Terri Conley researching gender, sexuality, and close relationships.
Rachel Cultice's Curriculum Vitae
Hunter Banks ('18)
Hunter Banks is a senior at Rutgers University majoring in Psychology with a minor in Public Health. She is currently a research assistant in Dr. Sanchez's Stigma, Health, and Close Relationships Lab as well as Dr. Rudman's Social Cognition Lab. After graduating in 2018, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical or Social Psychology.
Darla Bonagura ('18)
Darla Bonagura is a senior with a major in Psychology and a minor in Critical Sexuality Studies. Her research interests include stereotypes and prejudice based on gender, race, and sexuality. Darla also works in the Regulation, Action, and Motivated Perception Lab and the Emotion and Psychopathology Lab. She is completing an Honors Thesis on attitudes towards transgender individuals. Darla plans to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology, but is also interested in sex therapy.
Alya Bukhari ('20)
Alya Bukhari is a Rutgers University, School of Arts and Sciences sophomore pursuing a mathematics major with a minor in psychology. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree, she hopes to obtain her Masters in Education and teach math to high school and middle school students. Alya’s research interests include women in STEM, adolescent development and stereotypes.
Christina Mesa ('18)
Christina Mesa is a senior at Rutgers University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Health and Society. She is interested in therapy and counseling psychology. She previously interned at Arista Counseling and Psychotherapy under Dr. Judith Gurfein. Christina plans to pursue a PhD in Counseling and Clinical Psychology and hopes to open her own practice one day.
Erin Quinn ('19)
I am a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in anthropology. I am interested in specializing in social psychology at Rutgers University and hope to attend graduate school after obtaining an undergraduate degree.
Katherine Zheng ('22)
Katherine Zheng is a second-year pharmacy student at Rutgers University who wishes she could minor in Psychology, but pharmacy students are not permitted to complete minors. She hopes to specialize in either oncology pharmacy or psychiatric pharmacy to optimize drug therapy for patients with chronic illnesses. She is interested in social psychology and abnormal psychology and this is her first experience participating in a psychology research lab.
Joana Avila ('18)
Joana Avila is a senior double majoring in Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) and Psychology. She is interested in human-computer interaction, technological optimization (through user experience and user interface research) and technology’s implications for society. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical informatics and ultimately apply her interests in the healthcare industry.
Natali Sharma ('19)
Natali Sharma is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology. This is Natali's second year as an RA for Dr. Rudman's social cognition lab, and she is currently working as an intern in Dr. Tobia's neuropsychology program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In the future, Natali plans to pursue a career in clinical psychology.
Alexa McKee ('19)
My name is Alexa McKee and I am currently a junior at Rutgers University double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. This is my first position as a psychology research assistant. I plan to continue my education through the Rutgers GSAPP program in hopes of earning my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. My interest is mostly focused on child psychology which is why I mainly work in daycare settings during my summers. I would like to pursue a career in that field some day.
Valerie Panagi ('18)
Valerie is a senior at Rutgers University double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. After graduating in the spring, she is interested in pursuing an advanced degree in Clinical Psychology.
Nicole Schaefer ('19)
Nicole Schaefer is a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences majoring in psychology and double minoring in criminology and political science. She plans on furthering her education through graduate school, focusing on forensic psychology. In her future career, she would like to intertwine her passion for psychology with her interest in the criminal justice system.