Summer 2012 Lab

In Summer 2012 I was fortunate to have 4 students working in the Social Psychology Lab. See their photos and brief bios below:

Lexi Gross ’14 is a double major in Psychology and Classics. She is from Clarendon Hills, IL and as evidenced by her photo, spends a lot of time outside as a Davidson Outdoors Trip Leader. This summer Lexi pulled double duty, working with Sarah (beliow) to conduct an experiment on observations of sexism in the workplace, as well as working as a River Leader for Davidson Odyssey.

Sarah Hay '14


Sarah Hay ’14 is a Psychology major with a Spanish minor. She grew up right here in Davidson, but has traveled all over the world. In Spring ’13 she’ll be studying abroad in Argentina, with hopes to learn the tango while she’s there!┬áSarah worked with Lexi (above) to recruit participants and conduct an experimental study on observations of sexism in the workplace.

Grant Thomas '13

Grant Thomas ’13 is a psychology major from Middlesex, NJ. This summer he prepped materials and began collecting data for his thesis study, which applies the Shiftng Standards Model to college football recruiting. Outside of class, Grant is a linebacker on the Davidson College football team, proving once again that you can be both smart and athletic.




Rachel Loucks ’14 is a psychology major from Centennial, CO. This summer she did a qualitative analysis of participants’ narratives of experiencing and observing sexism and their confrontation strategies and motivations. During the academic year Rachel serves as a Residence Life counselor, although she will be taking a break to go abroad in Fall ’12.




treehouse2In addition, we partnered with Dr. Scott Tonidandel’s I/O Psychology Lab and Dr. Kristi Multhaup’s Cognitive Aging Lab to hold weekly lab meetings. Each student presented their summer research to the group, and we also had meetings on general topics such as presenting research at conferences and creating posters. We even went out together for ice cream! This multi-sub-disciplinary lab was a great experience, and one I hope to replicate in summers to come.

My summer students presented their work at the 2012 Summer Research Symposium, held on September 4th in the Lilly Family Gallery. It was a great opportunity to hear about the diverse topics researched by students over the summer.


Hay, S.*, Gross, L.*, & Good, J. J. (2012, September). Let me get that for you: Contemporary research on sexism. Poster presented at the Annual Davidson College Summer Research Symposium, Davidson, NC.


Thomas, G.*, & Good, J. J. (2012, September). Shifting standards in college football recruiting. Poster presented at the Annual Davidson College Summer Research Symposium, Davidson, NC.


Loucks, R.*, & Good, J. J. (2012, September). Standing up to sexism: A qualitative exploration of when, why, and how we confront. Poster presented at the Annual Davidson College Summer Research Symposium, Davidson, NC.