Brittney Becker successfully defended her dissertation in March. Her dissertation was titled “Preference-Categorization: How group membership and liking affect evaluative scale preference.” Brittney’s Ph.D. supervisor was Rachel Smallman, and her dissertation committee included Heather Lench, Brandon Schmeichel, and Christina Kan. Congratulations, Dr. Becker!
Kaileigh Byrne successfully defended her dissertation in March. Her dissertation was titled “The Interaction between Externalizing Proneness and Striatal Dopamine on Distinct Aspects of Reward Processing.” Kaileigh’s Ph.D. supervisor was Darrell Worthy, and her dissertation committee also included Lisa Geraci, Jessica Bernard, and Steven Woltering. Kaileigh will start as an assistant professor position at Clemson University this fall. Congratulations, Dr. Byrne!
Elizabeth Seto successfully defended her dissertation on March 10, 2017. Her dissertation was titled, “The interplay of true self-knowledge on belief in free will and moral outcomes.” Elizabeth completed the PhD program in the area of Social and Personality Psychology under the direction of Dr. Joshua A. Hicks. She will begin a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Psychology at Colby College this fall. Congratulations, Dr. Seto!
Tom Tibbett successfully defended his dissertation in March, entitled “The Personality Consistency Scale.” Tom’s adviser was Dr. Heather Lench of the Emotion Science Lab. In addition, his defense committee consisted of Drs. M. Brent Donnellan, Steven M. Smith, and Murray Barrick in the Mays School of Business. Tom will be starting at the software giant SAP this fall as a Data Scientist. Congratulations, Dr. Tibbett!