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Joyce Ehrlinger | Social Cognition Lab JOYCE EHRLINGER | SOCIAL COGNITION LAB

Eric Malain

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Graduate Student

M.A. in Psychology, 2013, Humboldt State University

B.A. in Psychology, 2010, Humboldt State University

Email: eric.malain@wsu.edu

Department of Psychology

Washington State University

Pullman, WA 99164-4820

I graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Humboldt State University, in Arcata CA, May of 2010. I continued my studies at Humboldt State University and graduated with a M.A. in Psychology from an Academic Research program May of 2013. My thesis was titled “Perspective taking: Self-other overlap as a mediating process in stereotypical behavior predictions”. I worked in Dr. Gold’s research lab for my final four years as a student at Humboldt State University. We studied forgiveness among strangers. I was the lab coordinator during the 2010-2011 academic year. Following graduation I was invited by the faculty to lecture at Humboldt State University. I accepted and instructed (or co-instructed) introduction to psychology, introduction to psychology statistics lab, introduction to research methods, social psychology, social influence and persuasion, and evolutionary psychology from January of 2014 to May of 2015.

I have been accepted into Washington State University’s Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program starting in August 2015. I am working in Dr. Joyce Ehrlinger’s social cognition lab. I have a multitude of research interests that I am exploring. What I find most interesting is the concept of social feedback loops and how we understand our self-concept within our social environment. I have started to work on research in Politeness and Gift Giving.