Joyce Ehrlinger


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Skills and Expertise

15+ years’ experience all stages of design, implementation, data analysis, communication of the results of social cognitive psychology research studies that people's behavior and attitudes.

Research Design/Administration Skills 

quantitative research, ​​​​​​​​qualitative research, mixed methods research, survey design, response effects, sampling, interviewing, ab testing, randomized-controlled trials, efficacy testing, focus groups, lab studies, field studies, online/remote testing, project management, participant recruitment, research partner recruitment.

Data Skills

​SPSS (fluent), R and SQL (proficient), data analysis, data visualization, regression, analysis of variance, moderation and mediation analyses within PROCESS, hierarchical linear modelling, structural equation modelling.

 Communication/Teaching Skills  

written reports for stakeholders, in-person presentations and research talks for expert and non-expert audiences (academic, industry, and community), chapters (7) and peer-reviewed journal articles (23; 2400+ citations, h-index of 16) , grant writing, research mentoring, teaching of full and mini courses on topics in research design, statistics, social psychology, and cognitive psychology.

Work Experience

Washington State University, Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2013 - present

Social Cognition Research, Principal Investigator and Founder, 2014 - present

Florida State University, Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2006 - 2013


Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004 - 2006

Cornell University, Ph.D. in Experimental Social Cognitive Psychology, 1998 - 2004

Bowling Green State University, B.A. in  Psychology and Philosophy, 1992 - 1998