Nov 2, 2021

Emily Schwartzman, PhD Candidate

2021 Sex & Gender Differences Competitive Fellowship Awardee
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Emily Schwartzman is a second-year PhD student in the Graduate Program of the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University and received her BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2019; she received her MA in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2020. She has held research awards from SSHRC and OGS, and has also received the Department of Psychology's TA Excellence Award in recognition of her work as a teaching assistant.
Emily is completing her graduate studies under the supervision of Dr. Nick Rule in the Social Perception and Cognition Lab. Broadly, her research examines how people form impressions of others based on rapid judgments of their appearance and behaviour. Her work focuses on how the social groups to which people belong may influence the judgments they make about others, as well as how others make judgments about them in turn. She also has an emerging interest in pro- environmental behaviour and the ways gender stereotypes may act as obstacles to environmental stewardship.