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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

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doctoral student affiliate

Ryan Tracy is a first year doctoral student in the BASP program at CUNY. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and received a master’s degree in psychology from New York University. Broadly, his research focuses on top-down and bottom-up aspects of face perception. Specifically, he investigates how disrupting configural processing impedes one’s ability to attribute humanlike traits to a face and how the perceptual dimensions of trustworthiness and dominance influence personality trait inferences, group membership, and information about morality. In the Gantman lab, he investigates how associating a person with moral behaviors affects one’s ability to perceive that person’s face in an ambiguous task.

Contact: rtracy1@gradcenter.cuny.edu

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doctoral student affiliate

Grace Flores-Robles is a first-year graduate student in the Basic and Applied Social Psychology program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She completed her B.S. in Psychology with minors in Biology and Statistics at The University of Texas at El Paso. Broadly, her research focuses on sacred values and perceptions of injustice. She is interested in pursuing questions such as: how values become sacralized, when individuals are willing to trade sacred values for more mundane values (e.g., money), and how people use sacred values in decisions regarding who deserves justice.

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Contact: gfloresrobles@gradcenter.cuny.edu

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master’s student

Ana-Louise Franz is a second year master’s student in Brooklyn College’s Experimental Psychology program. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California studying Cognitive Science. Broadly, her interests lie in the intersection of psychology and law, and specifically how to measure someone’s ability to choose in commission of a crime. Her current research with Dr. Gantman focuses on ways clinical populations respond to auditory moral material, in an effort to understand if different populations experience moral stimuli differently.

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honors student

Sharon Santhosh is a senior in the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Brooklyn doing her honors thesis in the process of moralization, specifically focusing on how items enter the moral domain. Her research consists of examining which properties are most pertinent to moral vs non-moral behaviors. After graduation, she will be attending medical school in the Fall.

Contact: sharonsanthosh@yahoo.com