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Koret Fellowship Program

Alejandra Magaña Gamero

Psychology & Ethnic Studies major, Class of 2018

​Currently, I am working on two different studies in the field of Psychology. In the first one, Knowledge and Happiness, we are interested in looking at how knowledge of a wide range of topics relates to the way people think about happiness. The second is a study about person perception, so we’re interested in how people’s physical appearance skews our perception of them. As researchers we are in charge of recruiting and interacting extensively with research participants while safeguarding their confidentiality. Furthermore we interpreted and analyze qualitative data, such as online surveys and writing tasks. Both are projects that began during fall quarter and are expected to continue into spring quarter and summer. Ideally, we would like to present our findings at the next American Psychological Association convention in Washington D.C in August of 2017.