Sam joins the IFSN lab at the University of Delaware after working as a research assistant the previous academic year. He is broadly interested in social neuroscience, specifically in the domains of impression formation and social categorization. Sam hopes to study the neural mechanisms related to how facial cues and status indicators shape perceptions of others. Sam received his B.A. in psychology from Benedictine University where he worked in Dr. James Davis’ Behavioral and Social Sciences lab. There he worked on projects concerning group dynamics and motivated reasoning. In his free time, Sam enjoys running, hiking, traveling and generally being outdoors.

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