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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 pictures of her daughter. She is also a dog person.

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Trever Ojeda

Trever (Jon on paper) Ojeda is a first-year graduate 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. 


Hannah Howell

Hannah Howell is a first year masters student. Their research interests include intergroup bias, implicit bias, and privilege with intentions of applying this research in real-world settings. They are currently researching the effects of male privilege awareness in hiring decisions. In their free time, Hannah likes to paint, garden, write poetry, and brew kombucha. 


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Cecilia Macias, Mery Youssef, Hannah Wilson, Alli O'Brien, Jenna Berry, Garrett Noid, Menerva Wahba, David Harp, Reginald Glenn


Dr. Cassidy will be recruiting a graduate student for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact her at bscassid@uncg.edu.