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Mills Social Psychology Lab Members


Dr. Dean Morier is a professor of Dean Morierpsychology at Mills College. He earned his BA in psychology from Hope College with honors (cum laude) and studied with David Myers and John J. Shaughnessy. Dean earned his PhD in social psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and studied under the guidance of Eugene Borgida, Ellen Berscheid, Paul E. Meehl, and Mark Snyder. Dean prefers to work collaboratively with students and is happy being the lead investigator or an associate to his lab members’ research. Outside the laboratory, Dean enjoys bicycling, swimming, and aikido.

Research Assistants 

Kiya Komaiko, senior research associate, graduated from Mills College in 2012, Kiya Komaiko with a BA in psychology with honors (magna cum laude). She is interested in the role of religion and God concept on peoples’ decision-making and behavior, namely health behaviors such as physical activity. Kiya is a student in the post-baccalaureate Pre-Med Program at Mills College, with hopes of pursuing an MD, PhD. She is the principal investigator on the Religion and Physical Activity investigation. In her free time, Kiya enjoys writing, watching stand-up comedy, traveling, and cooking with friends.

Alumnae Research Assistants

Isabella Applen, BA.

Soo (Yeonsoo) Choi, BA.

Quintin Crownover, BA.

Lauren Devenney, BA.

Hannah Hilkey, BA.

Katlyn Marchini, BA.

Kryslin Nishibun, BS, biopsychology; now in medical school in Hawaii.

Lauren Ross, BA.

Molly Shapiro, BA.

Pilar Stinson, BA.

Devon Thrumston, BA.

Katrina WehmeyerBA; MS in experimental psychology, Columbia University. Currently studying for her MS in nursing.

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Last Updated: 6/22/17