Lab Members


Brittany Cassidy, Ph.D.

Dr. Cassidy directs the Social Cognition Lab. Dr. Cassidy received her B.A. in Psychology from Boston University, received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Brandeis University, and completed postdoctoral training at Indiana University. Dr. Cassidy's work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by the National Institute on Aging. Named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science in 2018, Dr. Cassidy was recently profiled as an alum of the Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. When she's not analyzing data or writing, Dr. Cassidy can be found distance running, organizing, watching Bravo (really!), or taking selfies with her daughter. She is also a dog person.

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Trever Ojeda

Trever (Jon on paper) Ojeda is a second-year PhD student in the Social Cognition Lab. In global terms, he is interested in researching facial perception, aging, and group membership. Specifically, his current interests within these areas involve exploring the influence group membership, stereotype use, and healthy aging have on perceived information (i.e., traits, expressions). Outside of research he enjoys hiking, camping, swimming, cooking, and reading. 


Hayley Liebenow

Hayley is a first-year PhD student in the Social Cognition Lab.


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Jenna Berry, Grace Clark, Shelby DeGroat, Brendan Diaz, Reggie Glenn, Zoe Lambeth, Shima Mohamed, Allison O'Brien, Kennedy Pass, Saniqua Seay, Mery Youssef


Dr. Cassidy is interested in recruiting a student for the M.A. program starting in Fall 2021. If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact her at

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