PEEP Lab Updates
Prof. Armstrong comments on disgust and Halloween in the New York Times
PEEP lab member travels to South Korea for Critical Language Studies Program
Kari Hampson traveled to South Korea to complete the Critical Language Scholarship Program. While learning Korean, she encountered this interesting street food stand that poses a challenge for disgust theory. Rozin and colleagues famously discovered that people reject food that merely looks like something disgusting. Why would people pay for (and presumably enjoy) eating food shaped like poop? This phenomenon might be related to the “rubbernecking” towards disgusting stimuli that we have observed with eye tracking…
PEEP lab members visit QuERBY lab at Queens University, Ontario
Prof. Armstrong and PEEP lab member Siri Danielson installed an eye tracker in Prof. Jeremy Stewart’s Queens Emotion and Behaviors in Risky Youth (QuERBY) lab. Siri will be working with Dr. Stewart this summer on a project using eye tracking to predict suicide risk. While at Queens, Prof. Armstrong gave an invited talk titled, “How (not) to Treat Disgust in Anxiety-Related Disorders.”
First publication with PEEP lab data!
Faculty-Student Research Award
Prof. Armstrong and PEEP lab member Sara Federman received a grant to conduct research at McLean Hospital in the Boston-area this summer. It was an exciting nine weeks!
2018 Western Psychology Association Conference
SARA FEDERMAN, MIRA ENGEL, RACHEL LEITER, ANNEKA SONSTROEM, GOKAY ABACI
Members of the PEEP lab presented four posters at the WPA conference in Portland, OR. We also went out for ramen!