Current Research Assistants

LOCATION: Howard Hall 103A

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. Other research is exploring how appeals to self-expansion can enhance persuasion attempts.  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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    Kathleen Piccoli, Lab Director
    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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    Katarina Kneer
    Katarina is a senior and will continue volunteering in the lab until she graduates in the Spring 2016 semester. Since declaring a minor in marketing, she has been further inspired to continue her passion for research and hopes to become hired as a consumer/market researcher upon graduation. Katarina was an intern for the Polling Institute at Monmouth University where she gained more hands-on experience with conducting research and publishing results. She is also a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma and serves as part of the community service committee.   

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    Brianna Snyder
    Brianna is a senior, majoring in psychology and minoring in criminal justice. She plans on working in the lab until she graduates in May 2016. Aside from working in the social influence lab, she is an intern for Dr. Hatchard at Mosaic Psychological Associates. She looks forward to using the research knowledge from the lab in her future career. After graduation, she plans to go on to graduate school. She is also a member of Psi Chi and Alpha Omicron Pi.

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    Rocio Serey
    Rocio is a junior majoring in psychology. She is a member of the psych club and a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi. She hopes to continue assisting in the lab until graduation in 2016. She looks forward to gaining hands on experience in research as well as applying what she has learned from her previous psych courses to the studies. She plans on assisting in the lab until graduation in 2016. After Monmouth she wants to continue onto graduate school for Industrial Organizational psych.

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    Norelle Bondar
    I am a freshman majoring in psychology. I am a member of the psych club and I work as a university ambassador. I hope to work in the research lab for the next 4 years in order to expand my knowledge in psychology. I love being hands on in my studies and hope to use what I learn in this lab in the real world.

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    Justin Malaussena
    Justin is a first year student majoring in psychology with a possible double major in business because of his interest in industrial-organizational psychology. He is a member of psych club and plans to possibly study abroad next year. He is very interested in psychology and hopes to spend the remainder of his time at Monmouth in the social influence lab. He is verygrateful to be a part of this research lab because it will help him both expand his knowledge of psychology and further understand research.

Lab Alumni

Jessica Ketch (2015)
 Marketing Assistant, Pierre Fabre