Current Research Assistants

LOCATION: Howard Hall 105B

The primary emphasis of the Social Influence Lab is investigating social factors that affect expressions of generosity, particularly with respect to tipping and other forms of gratuity. The Lab provides undergraduates with hands-on opportunities to conduct experiments and other research studies leading to publications and conference presentations.

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    Jessica Ketch, Lab Director
    Jessica is a senior, double majoring in psychology and sociology with a minor in gender studies.   She plans on continuing in the lab until she graduates in May 2015. She looks forward to learning more about the research process and hopes to use these skills in the future. After graduation, Jessica hopes to obtain her doctorate in clinical psychology, specializing in severe mental disorders. 

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    Katarina Kneer
    Katarina is a junior and hopes to continue serving as a research assistant until she graduates in 2016. Her passion for psychology is found not only in the classroom, but also in extracurricular activities such as Psi Chi. She plans to continue learning about the research aspect of psychology and also plans on pursuing a career where she can incorporate all of her experiences with research that she has had the privilege of having at Monmouth. After graduating, she hopes to attend graduate school to obtain a Ph.D in Psychology.

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    Kathleen Piccoli
    Kathleen is a junior and hope to work in the lab until she graduates in 2016. She is looking forward to learning more about the research process while expanding her passion for psychology. Upon graduation, she hopes to use the knowledge gained in lab to obtain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys working as a peer tutor and participating in the environmental club.

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    Brianna Snyder
    Brianna is a junior, majoring in psychology and minoring in criminal justice. She is a member of Psi Chi and a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi. She plans on assisting in the lab until she graduates in May 2016. She looks forward to learning more about the research aspect of psychology, expanding upon what has already been learned in the classroom. After graduation, she plans to go on to graduate school for clinical psychology, specifically focusing on forensic psychology.​

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    Amanda Aynes
    Amanda is a sophomore who is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice. She plans on continuing in the lab as a research assistant until she graduates in 2017. She also plans to further her research skills in hopes of attending graduate school for clinical or forensic psychology.

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