November 4-5. This weekend, two former WFU graduate students – Ashley Hawkins (’12) and Kassidy Velasquez (’16) – received research awards at the 38th annual meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists held in Asheville, NC. SSSP conference
Ashley is the current research manager for the Beacon Project at WFU. Kassidy graduated from WFU last year and is now in the Ph.D. program at Florida State University. Kassidy’s award was based on her MA thesis (advisor: Professor Fleeson). She conducted an ambitious meta-analysis of altruistic behavior and subjective well-being. Ashley’s research, conducted with Professor Furr, examined how key dimensions, such as self-sacrifice and temptational purity, affect perceptions of actors’ morality and whether morally exceptional versus typical perceivers differ in these judgments. Congratulations!
Founded in 1978 by a group of social psychologists at the University of Georgia, the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) has a membership of over 400 students, faculty, and professional psychologists throughout the southeastern United States. Professor Solano was instrumental in founding this conference and organized one of the first meetings of the organization. SSSP was held at WFU last year and was organized by Professors Masicampo and Waugh.