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Adrienne Wood

Principal Investigator

Beginning Fall 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. I earned my PhD in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where I studied the perception, social functions, and cultural shapers of nonverbal signals with my advisor, Paula Niedenthal. I did my postdoctoral work on social networks and collective behavior in Thalia Wheatley’s Social Systems Lab at Dartmouth College. I am a proud Kansas Citian and lover of dogs, oil painting, piano, and skiing. I tweet.

Click here to download my CV. Contact me at adrienne.wood@virginia.edu.


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Jennie Lipson

Lab manager


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Lindsey Carter

REsearch Assistant

Lindsey Carter is a 2018 graduate in Government from the College of William & Mary. Having worked as a research assistant at the Center for American Progress, she has experience with research in social group and political bias. She spent the last year living in Berlin, Germany, working as an Au Pair and traveling around Europe and Asia. In the coming years, she hopes to pursue graduate education in the psychological sciences. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys bouldering, swimming, reading and finding new coffee shops.

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Tori Lim

Research Assistant

Tori is a fourth-year undergraduate in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. She will graduate in 2020 with a B.A. in Psychology and an Economics minor, after which she plans to pursue a higher level of education in order to explore her diverse studies and interests. Her dream career hopes to combine her eclectic passions for social psychology, global markets, and technology. Aside from studying, Tori loves swimming, drawing, rock climbing, white water rafting, Jeopardy, and playing the occasional video game.

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Erika Osherow

Research Assistant

Erika is a master’s student in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2019 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and B.A. in Psychology. Her dream is to become a sports psychologist and attend a clinical psychology graduate program after this year. She has had previous research experience in the Emotion-Cognition lab. In her free time, you can find her training for the NYC Marathon, hiking, fishing, surfing, skiing, listening to music, and working out.