A note on our PNAS paper regarding working memory & social distancing

Our recent┬áPNAS paper┬áreported that working memory capacity could explain unique variance in a self-report measure of social-distancing compliance and a task-based measure of fairness norm compliance during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. This observation does not diminish the impacts of various socioeconomic and psychological factors on these behaviors. In fact, in our study,…

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Working Memory Capacity Predicts Indv. Differences in Social-Distancing Compliance During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S? Check out our new paper published in PNAS!

A research project spearheaded by current NIH postdoctoral fellow and lab alumnus, Dr. Weizhen Xie, investigated the relationship between working memory capacity and social distancing compliance during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-authored by Dr. Xie, Dr. Weiwei Zhang, and lab manager Stephen Campbell, our paper titled “Working memory capacity predicts individual differences…

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June 2020

Quite an eventful month for members of the lab as the spring quarter drew to a close. We’re glad to report that one of our graduate students, Lilian Azer, successfully passed her qualifying exams with flying colors! Another bit of bright news is former RA, Richard Pham, will be matriculating to the UC Riverside School…

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February 2020

In collaboration with Kate Sweeney at UCR, Renlai Zhou at Nanjing University, and Xiaorong Chng at Central China Normal University, we are conducting an online survey to study emotion, well-being, and coping strategy in Chinese people impacted by Corona Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Stay strong, China! In further news, congratulations to RA Gabriela Macias for receiving…

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December 2019

December has been an eventful month for the lab. We congratulate newly-minted PhD, Dr. Marcus Cappiello! Many thanks to Marcus’ dissertation committee: Drs. Seitz, Yao, and Z. We also congratulate Hyung-Bum Park for having passed his qualifying exams with flying colors! We also welcome Stephen Campbell, who has joined the lab as a full-time lab…

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