I. CURRENT NEWS
Stereotype Threat:Theory, Process, and Application to be published in OctoberJune 21, 2011
An edited volume on stereotype threat will soon be published by Oxford University Press. The book, titled Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process, and Application is edited by Michael Inzlicht and Toni Schmader and features articles from Claude Steele, Joshua Aronson, Steven Spencer, Geoff Cohen, Wendy Berry Mendes, Jennifer Richeson, and Paul Sackett. The book also features abstracts for each chapter, policy boxes that translate the research to real world policy issues. Plus, each chapter is very short and thus highly readable.
Timour Al-Khindi wins Governor General’s Silver Medal for scienceJune 14, 2011
We are very pleased to announce that Timour (Tim) Al-Khindi has won the Governor General’s Silver Medal for science, earning the highest marks among all science students graduating from U of T in 2011. Tim has been working in the lab for over three years, during which he completed 2 independent projects, worked as a work-study student, and ran countless number of studies (a number of which are well on their way to publication). Tim graduated from UofT this year and will be pursuing a combined MD/PhD in the Fall. We will miss Tim terribly, but wish him the best of luck in the future. Congratulations, Tim!
Please welcome the newest member of the lab!May 25, 2011
On Wednesday May 18, 8:39pm, Jaffa Rachael Inzlicht was born at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She came a little early, but was born at a healthy 6 lbs 1oz. Her name means beautiful in Hebrew; and it is also an ancient port city appearing in the Bible and in present-day Israel. She is already asking questions about the brain and the meaning of the ERN, so clearly she will be making frequent and deep contributions to the lab. Welcome Jaffa!Click here to view image
Alexa Tullett wins Ken Dion SPA Graduate Student AwardMay 12, 2011
We are pleased to announce that PhD Candidate Alexa Tullett has received the Ken Dion Graduate Student Award. The award, which is named after prominent social psychologist and former University of Toronto faculty member, Ken Dion, is given each year to recognize both the research accomplishments and area citizenship of a graduate student in the Social, Personality, & Abnormal area. Alexa received the award this year in recognition of her many research achievements, including winning a SSHRC CGS award, authoring 6 peer-reviewed journal publications (a number in the field’s best journals), and her creation and management of the summer philosophy reading group. Congratulations, Alexa!
Timour Al-Khindi wins 2011 Gordon Cressy Leadership Award!February 03, 2011
Lab independent project student, Timour Al-Khindi, has won the University of Toronto 2011 Gordon Cressy Leadership Award, which recognizes students who contribute to the university community and encourage other students to do the same. Awarded to graduating students by the Office of Alumni Relations, the award recognizes student leadership, co-curricular involvement, and volunteering. Timour is the second student in the Toronto Laboratory for Social Neuroscience to win the award in the past two years. Congratulations Tim!
Alexa Tullett receives Michael Smith Foreign Study SupplementAugust 04, 2010
Alexa Tullett (PhD3) has been awarded a Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement. This scholarship provides financial support to Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients to study abroad for a portion of their study program. The award is designed to help graduate students to build global linkages and international networks through exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. Alexa will be traveling to Duke University in January, 2011, to work with Dr. Lasana Harris studying dehumanization and disgust.
Timour Al-Khindi selected to participate in the 2010 Rising Stars of Research CompetitionJuly 11, 2010
Timour Al-Khindi, a 4th year neuroscience and psychology undergraduate student working with Professor Michael Inzlicht, has been selected to participate in the 2010 Rising Stars of Research Competition. Approximately 120 students from all over Canada participate in the competition, held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Timour will be presenting his findings on neural markers of error monitoring after self-affirmation and cognitive dissonance.
Shona Tritt wins CGS Doctoral ScholarshipMay 14, 2010
New PhD student, Shona Tritt, co-supervised by Professors Michael Inzlicht and Jordan Peterson, has been awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. Congratulations Shona!
Alexa Tullett receives 2010 SPSP Student Travel AwardDecember 07, 2009
Alexa Tullett (PhD2) has won an SPSP travel award. These travel stipends are awarded based on the strength of the research described in the presenter’s abstract and the strength of the presenter’s scholarly record. This year SPSP chose 75 recipients from almost 600 applicants. Congratulations Alexa!
Jennifer Gutsell wins SPSP Diversity AwardNovember 17, 2009
Jennifer Gutsell was recently chosen as a recipient of the 2009 SPSP Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award. With this award, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology aims to foster diversity within social and personality psychology and provides qualified graduate students with travel awards to attend the society’s annual conference. As part of the award, Jennifer is also invited to a diversity reception at the SPSP conference in Las Vegas, where she will get the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of high profile scholars who she has chosen to invite. In her case, Jennifer has chosen to invite Jean Decety, Jack Dovidio, and Jonathan Haidt. Congratulations Jennifer!