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. 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 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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    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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    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.

Lab Alumni

Jessica Ketch
2015