***Accepting Brooklyn College research assistants for Spring 2019***

Contact Prof. Gantman directly for more info.


People

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principal investigator

Ana Gantman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Ana completed her PhD at New York University and a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. Her research program investigates moralization as it pertains to social issues and affects behavior, cognition, and perception.

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Contact: ana.gantman@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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lab manager

Nirupika Sharma is a 2017 graduate of New York University, where she studied Psychology and Business Studies. Broadly speaking, she is interested in conducting research on sexism, racism, discrimination, prejudice, stereotyping, and differences across gender and culture. In addition, she is interested in the implications of group identity on self and social perception.

Contact: nirupikas12@gmail.com

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doctoral student affiliate

Jordan Wylie is currently a third year graduate student in the Basic and Applied Psychology doctoral program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She completed her undergraduate work at Emory University, studying Psychology and Anthropology. Broadly, her research investigates how emotions (both moral and non-moral) affect basic cognitive, perceptual, and judgment processes. Her interests span several broad themes, attempting to clarify to ongoing theoretical debates within psychology, such as “penetrable” perception, questions around moralization, and to explore the intersection between emotion and morality.

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Contact: jwylie@gradcenter.cuny.edu


Lab Philosophy

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gantman lab at brooklyn college

We investigate the process of moralization (when preferences become values) and its consequences for behavior, cognition, and perception. Our research investigates how context, rather than content, determines moral relevance and so we emphasize and explore the context-dependence of moral relevance, and we investigate both the processes that underlie moralization, and its applications to social issues. We use a number of different methods ranging from techniques from vision sciences and cognitive psychology, to surveys, classic social psychology lab experiments and field work. We are committed to research that is theoretically rich and pragmatically useful. We bear in mind, Lewin’s idea that “There is nothing so practical as a good theory” and James’ notion that we study the “rich thicket of reality.”