Lab News

Welcome to our 2017-2018 visiting scholars! Andrey Elster is visiting from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Piotr Prokopowicz is visiting from Jagiellonian University. Great to have you on board!

Congrats to lab alum Ryan Fehr on welcoming a new bundle of joy to the family!

Welcome to Virginia Choi, who is joining the lab in the fall for her PhD! So happy to have you!

Congratulations to Nava Caluori, who will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall in pursuit of her PhD!

Congratulations to research assistant Naidan Tu, who is going to the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in the fall to pursue her master's degree!

Volume 6 of Gelfand's Advances in Culture and Psychology is published, and Volume 7 is currently in press


Michele Gelfand, Jesse Harrington and Jess Fernandez's chapter on TL and personality is now in press in the Handbook of Culture and Personality.

Congratulations to Brandon Crosby, who will be joining the RAND Corporation as a Research Associate in June 2017!

Congratulations to lab alum Ryan Fehr, who received tenure at the University of Washington!

Joshua Jackson and Michele Gelfand presented at the 2017 AAAS conference in Boston on tightness-looseness in traditional societies.


Congratulations to Nava Caluori and Morgan Taylor who will be presenting on synchrony and creativity at APS 2017, and to Sarah Gordon and Virginia Choi who will be presenting on TL and occupational structure!

Great job to Jess Fernandez, who presented on TL and health outcomes at SPSP 2017!

Gelfand wins the 2016 UMD Research Communicator Impact Award!

Congrats to lab alum Sarah Lyons for her presentation on marginalization and radicalization among Muslim immigrants at SESP 2016!

Congratulations to Joshua Jackson, who received University of North Carolina's most prestigious fellowship for doctoral students-- a five year fellowship within the Royster Society of Fellows!

Congratulations to lab alum Lisa Leslie, who received tenure at New York University, January 2016!

Jesse Harrington has just won the Milton Dean Havron Social Sciences Award! This award was created to recognize the top graduate student in the psychology department, to assist with timely completion of his or her doctorate. Incredible work Jesse!

Jasmine has just won a place in the Graduate School's Summer Research Fellowship program! Jasmine was one of a handful of University of Maryland graduate students to win the award, which is valued at $5000, and supports students' research over the summer. She has also won the 2015 Clara Mayo Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) that has awarded her $1000, a sum which will be matched by the University of Maryland psychology department. Go Jasmine!

Yan will be soaking up the Hawaiian sun this week as she talks about her research titled "Neural Mechanisms of Interpersonal Synchrony Behavior" at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping! Have fun Yan!

Gelfand is invited to give the keynote address at International Congress of Psychology, 2016!

Gelfand gets honored at SIOP for the distinguished McCormick lecture

Congratulations to Roqaiya, Christina, Marissa, Jake, Hiuyan, Jessica, and Rachael, who all presented their posters at the University of Maryland research fair!

Congratulations Sarah for successfully defending your dissertation! Sarah is on her way to the SPARQ research center at Stanford University, where she’ll lead initiatives applying psychology to solve real-world problems. We’ll be missing her SPARQle around the lab!

So many weddings! Best wishes for Brandon, Joo, Sarah, and Laura Severance on your upcoming nuptials.

Brandon has gotten an offer to complete a summer internship at RAND, where he’ll be working with lab alumnus Laura Severance! He also passed his comprehensives- a champion on all fronts

Congratulations Elizabeth for defending your dissertation! Elizabeth will be continuing her research at Maryland as a post-doctoral fellow.

Gelfand and Fulmer's Journal of Management paper on trust across multiple organizational levels is selected as a winning paper in the prestigious Emerald Citations of excellence for 2015

Congratulations Jesse for your EAPSI NSF fellowship! Jesse will be travelling to Peking University this summer working with Shihui Han on several exciting projects.

Gelfand organizes Culture and Evolution workshop, which results in the Cultural Evolution Society!

Patrick is moving from the University of Maryland to NIH to work on cancer research using modeling techniques, but no amount of white blood cells could defend him from our visits.

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