I am a social and personality psychologist who studies things like authenticity and meaning in life. My work also focuses on efforts to improve psychological science. One of my favorite things about teaching at Wittenberg is that I am able to offer robust research experiences and individualized mentorship to undergraduate students interested in studying psychology.
PhD in Social and Personality Psychology, 2015
Texas A&M University
BS in Philosophy/Humanities and Psychology, 2009
North Dakota State University
What motivates pervasive biases in personality judgments of atheists?
Do female collegiate athletes have different reasons for competing in these countries?
What kinds of social media posts most effectively promote actual exercise motivation? This published paper reports the results of Caitlyn Johnston’s senior thesis project that answered that question by comparing indivdiual and corporate social media posts, and posts with and without images.