PBS Graduate Student Wins Graduate Research Award

August 24, 2022

Elizabeth Quinn-Jensen, a third year Ph.D. student in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, has received the Jenessa Shapiro Research Award granted by the Society of Personal & Social Psychology (SPSP).

SPSP’s Jenessa Shapiro Research Award recognizes graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who are conducting research in personality and/or social psychology. The award is named in memory of UCLA professor Jenessa Shapiro, who was a strong advocate of promoting diversity and inclusion in her lab, at the university, and in the field of social psychology. This award will support Elizabeth’s research examining the impact of comparison groups on attributions related to discrimination. Elizabeth is co-advised by Drs. Zoe Liberman and Brenda Major, and her line of work seeks to delineate how children and adults understand and respond to social identities, with a focus on perception of individuals with blended identities. Big congratulations, Elizabeth!