Graduate Students

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Chasity Ratliff

chasity.ratliff@siu.edu

Chasity Ratliff received her Bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. Her general research interests are related to social learning and social behavior. Chasity is currently a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Peter-Hagene in the Social Psychology and Law Laboratory, as well as an Associate for Applied Research Consultants.

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Emily Galeza

emily.galeza@siu.edu

Emily Galeza is a graduate student in the Applied Psychology program. She was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, and earned her B.S. degree at Penn State University, Behrend. Emily is currently a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Peter-Hagene in the Social Psychology and Law Laboratory, as well as an Associate for Applied Research Consultants. She is interested in studying decision-making in various applied settings, including the legal system.

 
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Adam Green

adam.green@siu.edu

Adam Green is a second-year student in the Applied Psychology graduate program. He received his B.A. from Central Washington University in 2017. His research interests include group decision making, dynamics, and processes. His research experience includes mock jury deliberations, facial expression recognition/mimicry, and transgender bathroom legislation issues. He has presented posters at the Western Psychological Association and Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conferences. He received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Research from the Central Washington University Psychology Department.

 
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Miranda Nelson

ann.nelson@siu.edu

Miranda Nelson is a second-year graduate student in the Applied Psychology program. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Evansville in Indiana. Her general research interests include social justice related topics in the legal system. Miranda’s post-graduation pursuits include teaching at the university level.

 
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Christina Engelken

christina.engelken@siu.edu

Raised in Olathe, Kansas, Christina Engelken received her B.S. in psychology and sociology from Kansas State University and her M.A. in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University. Now, she is a first year PhD student in the Applied Psychology program. Christina is currently a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Tamara Kang and works in the Social Psychology and Law Lab with Dr. Liana Peter-Hagene. Christina’s is broadly interested in studying psychology and the law but has a special interest in legal decision making in sexual assault and stalking cases.

 
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Tanya Rajayah

tanya.rajayah@siu.edu

Tanya Rajayah is a graduate student in the Applied Psychology program currently pursuing her Master’s in Applied Psychology. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her general research interests relate to personality in the workplace and decision making. Tanya is currently Graduate Assistant in the Achieve Program and an Associate for Applied Research Consultants.

 

Undergraduate Students

 
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Deidra Davis

tradeidra.davis@siu.edu

Deidra Davis is a sophomore student studying Psychology at Southern Illinois University. Her research interest includes criminal justice and social psychology. She wants to research how people's thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors influence the criminal justice system. Deidra has received the SIU REACH award to study interpersonal aspects of jury deliberations in racially diverse juries.

 
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Kylie Asbury

kylie.asbury@siu.edu

Kylie Asbury is an undergraduate student in the psychology program. Her research interests include emotional testimony effects on jurors and juveniles in the court system.

 
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Betty Akamani

betty.akamani@siu.edu

Betty Akamani is a senior in the psychology program at Southern Illinois University. She received her Associate in Arts degree from John A. Logan College. Betty is currently a Research Assistant for Dr. Peter-Hagene in the Social Psychology and Law Laboratory. Her research interests are related to prejudice, implicit bias and psychosocial interventions.

 
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Amanda Haaland

amanda.haaland@siu.edu

Amanda Haaland is a senior Criminology & Criminal Justice Major at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a minor is Psychology and Forensics. She is currently an undergraduate lab member for Dr. Peter-Hagene in the Social Psychology and Law Laboratory as well as part of the Criminal Justice Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Her research interests include social behavior, juvenile justice, and attachment and abuse in developmental psychology. Her post-graduation endeavors include pursuing a Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

 

Former Lab Members