Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, University of North Carolina
M.S. and Ph.D, Experimental Social Psychology, Ohio University
Sarah’s research interests include topics related to the psychology of the self (self-enhancement, self-esteem, and motivation) and moral psychology (moral judgments, attributions of blame and causality). Her research addresses questions related to self-esteem threat and proposes interventions that reduce its negative outcomes so that people can more freely strive toward their goals. She also focuses on the intersection of moral decision-making and the self, seeking to better understand how ethical decisions and moral judgments more generally shift when self-esteem is on the line.