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Lab Members

Lab Group 2011

Current Members

Kristin WodarczykKristin Wodarczky
Position(s):
Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: One semester
Project(s): Continuous Personality Judgment
General Information: Kristin is a senior in her first semester with the PAL. She is a Psychology major with a minor in Art History. She plans to attend graduate school for either art therapy or clinical mental health counseling.

  

 Brandon VaughanBrandon Vaughn
Position(s): Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: Two semesters
Project(s): Continuous Personality Judgment
General Information: Brandon is a senior working towards a bachelor in science for experimental psychology with a minor in philosophy. After graduation, he plans to work towards a PhD. He wishes to research the genetic and neurological reasons for differences in personality.

Previous Lab Members

Kayla GloverKayla Glover
Position(s): Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: Three semesters
Project(s): Continuous Personality Judgment, Digital Personality Assessment, Personality in Everyday Life
General Information: Kayla graduated in Spring 2013. She plans to work in education before attending graduate school with the ultimate goal of becoming a psychology professor.

Halla BanafaHalla Banafa
Position(s): Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: One semester
Project(s): Continuous Personality Judgment, Personality in Everyday Life
General Information: Halla graduated in Spring 2013 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in social work.


  

Marcus GreenoMarcus Greeno
Position(s): Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: One semester
Project(s): Continuous Personality Judgment, Personality in Everyday Life
General Information: Marcus graduated in Spring 2013 and is set to begin his career as a military officer.


  

Jennifer NowellJennifer Nowell
Position(s): Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: Two semesters
Project(s): Continuous Personality Judgment, Personality in Everyday Life, Dreams and Personality
General Information: Jennifer graduated in August 2012 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in counseling.

  

Canisha Cantey
Position(s): Lab Assistant Canisha Cantey
Time with Lab: One semester
Project(s): Digital Personality Assessment, Personality in Everyday Life
General Information: Canisha is currently pursuing a graduate degree in counseling psychology.
             
           

  

Jessica HillJessica Hill
Position(s): Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: One semester
Project(s): Digital Personality Assessment, Personality in Everyday Life
General Information: Jessica graduated in Spring 2013 and is currently working as a buyer for a local car dealership and caring for her beautiful daughter!
             
         

Jonathan MarrJonathan Marr
Position(s): Lab Assistant, Project Coordinator
Time with Lab: One semester
Project(s): Escalated Exposure
General Information: Jonathan graduated (and got married!) in Spring 2012. He currently holds a real job, but he continues to help with Escalated Exposure. Jonathan hopes to resume his pursuit of an academic career in personality and social psychology in the coming year.

Bai RongBai Rong
Position(s): Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: One semester
Project(s): Video Coding/Analysis for Personality and Everyday Life
General Information: Bai was our special guest from China. She devised an objective coding scheme for the video data from the EAR project—a general protocol we follow to this day. She returned to China in December to complete her undergraduate education. She is returning to the United States in the fall to pursue a graduate degree in social work.

Cody Brooks (2009-11)
Position(s): Project Coordinator, Lab Assistant, Lab Manager
Time with Lab: Three semesters
Project(s): Weird Facts, Group Personality Judgments, Personality in Everyday Life
General Information: Cody helped design and complete the Weird Fact study, for which he received a Student Research Assistantship award in Summer 2009. This work culminated in a poster presentation at the Upstate Research Symposium in 2011. Cody is also second author on the paper documenting this project. He assisted in conducting Group Personality Judgments and beta testing Personality in Everyday Life. He graduated in 2011, receiving the Outstanding Psychology Major award. He currently works as marketing director for Vessel Medical in Simpsonville, SC.

Rachel Owens (2009-10)
Position(s): Lab Assistant, Lab Manager
Time with Lab: Three semesters
Project(s): Weird Facts, Personality and Leadership, Partner Perceptions
General Information: Rachel graduated in Spring 2012 and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in counseling psychology.

Andreas Christou (2009-10)
Position(s): Lab Assistant
Time with Lab: One semester
Project(s): Personality and Leadership, Group Personality Judgments
General Information: Andreas is a biology/psychology double major from England who served as a data manager for Personality and Leadership and conducted a significant portion of the experimental sessions for Group Personality Judgments. He is currently completing his two degrees.

Contact Us

Dr. Andrew Beer
Director of the PAL
Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (864) 503-5762
Fax: (864) 503-5748
Office: CASB 132
Email: abeer@uscupstate.edu

University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303