Ph.D. in Psychology, anticipated May 2018, Ohio University
- Area of Study: Experimental Psychology
- Specialization: Social Psychology
- Adviser: Dr. Kimberly Rios
M.S. in Psychology, December 2016, Ohio University
- Area of Study: Experimental Psychology
- Specialization: Social Psychology
- Advisor: Dr. Keith Markman
B.S., May 2012, Cornell University
- Area of Study: Human Development
Year of Entry
Alexandra’s research focuses on perceived trust, message persuasion and person perception. In particular, her focus pertains to trust of stereotyped and marginalized groups. Her major line of research examines the interaction of trait and societal variables on trust of scientists and effective science communication. In recent work she has explored effects of science knowledge, religious identity and impact science (i.e. science focused on policy formation and advisement) on perceptions of trust and credibility.
Other areas of research include norms and expectations for self-disclosure and the effects of narratives on implicit attitude and behavior changes.
2017-18 Fall Instructor on record for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences & Social Psychology
2017-18 Spring (upcoming) Instructor on record for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences & Social Psychology
2016-17 Fall/Spring Instructor on record for Social Psychology
2015-16 Fall/Spring Instructor on record for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
2014-15 Fall Instructor on record for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
2011-12 Fall Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor for Six Pretty Good Books: Explorations in Social Science
Guest Lectures/ Invited Talks
Fall 2016, titled “Social Cognition, Group Processes & Social Networks” for General Psychology
Fall 2016, titled “Learning” (two classes) for General Psychology
Fall 2015, titled “Social Cognition, Group Process & Social Networks” for General Psychology
Fall 2014, titled “Counterfactual Seeking: Imagining Alternatives as a Function of Choice and Story Outcomes” for Ohio University 1-hr Brown Bag Series
Spring, 2013, titled “Social Psychology” for General Psychology
Under Review | In Preparation
Beauchamp, A. L. & Rios, K. Personal need for structure, perceptions of privacy, and self-disclosure on social networking sites. (Target: New Media & Society).
Weed, A. L. & Beauchamp, A. L. The narrative persuasion interactivity model: Maximizing persuasive storytelling in the interactive age. (Target: Media Psychology).
Manuscripts in Progress
Beauchamp, A. L. & Rios, K. Religious identification reduces trust of impact scientists.
Beauchamp, A. L. & Rios, K. Science knowledge and the mediating influence of social information.
Beauchamp, A. L. & Rios, K. (under review). Social Monitoring System. In the Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.
Conferences & Symposia
Presented Paper | Symposia
Beauchamp, A. L. & Rios, K. (2017, April). Trust in science: Science knowledge and morality/sociality interact to determine trust in the scientific community. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Beauchamp, A. L. & Markman K. D. (2016, May). The fantasy self: Fictional-world self-concepts influence experience-taking. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Weed, A. J. & Beauchamp, A. L. (2014, August). Persuasive storytelling in the interactive age: A theoretical model explaining interactivity effects in narrative persuasion. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada.
Beauchamp, A. L. (2017, January). The mad scientist: Perceived asociality as a determinant of trust in science. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
Beauchamp, A. L. (2016, November). Perceptions of privacy and privacy violations on social networking sites as a function of personal need for structure and tolerance of ambiguity. Scholar-to-Scholar presentation at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Beauchamp, A. L., Wilkinson, M., Markman, K. D., & Patterson, S. (2016, January). Profile of eeriness: Electrodermal activity and self-report responses to the uncanny valley. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
Beauchamp, A. L., Dickerhoof, L., & Egington, C. (2015, April). Affect and character engagement: The impact of trait desirability on affect through experience-taking and transportation. Poster presented at Ohio University’s annual Student Research and Creative Activity Exposition, Athens, OH.
Beauchamp, A. L. & Markman, K. D. (2015, February). Motives for counterfactual-seeking: Negative and unexpected endings elicit interest in learning what would have been. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
Beauchamp, A. L. & Markman, K. D. (2014, February). Perspective-taking in narratives: When the protagonist becomes more like you. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
Rayot, J., Wilkinson, M., Beauchamp, A. L., Markman, K. D., & Patterson, S. (2016, February). Greater high-frequency heart rate variability associates with better subjective sleep. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington D.C.
Grants, Awards & Honors
Graduate Student Competitive Research Fund (Total: $320)
- Awarded: September, 2013 ($80.00); July, 2016 ($120.00); August, 2016 ($120)
- The Competitive Research Fund is used to support graduate student research. Funds were used to pay for necessary software and to pay participants.
Graduate Student Travel Grant (Total: $2,000)
- Awarded: February, 2014 (250.00); February, 2015 ($250.00); November, 2016 ($500.00); January, 2016 ($500.00); January, 2017 ($500.00)
- The Travel Grant is given to assist graduate students in travel expenses specifically related to presenting at academic conferences. Funding was used to pay for relevant expenses, such as travel, registration, and poster costs.
Ohio University Online Facilitator Training Certificate
- Awarded: April, 2015
- Certificate of completion for course on communicating and conducting classes online as a facilitator or instructor.
Chaffee-McLeod Award for Top Student Paper (third placce), Communication Theory and Methodology Division, AEJMC
- Awarded: August, 2014
- Awarded for paper titled, “Persuasive Storytelling in the Interactive Age: A Theoretical Model Explaining Interactivity Effects in Narrative Persuasion.”
- Group Process and Intergroup Relations Peer Reviewer, 2017
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference Poster Reviewer, 2014, 2016
- GSS Original Works Grant Reviewer, 2015-18
- Science Café Coordination Committee Member, 2017-18
- GSS Health and Safety Committee Member, 2013-14
- GSS Graduate Student Life Committee Member, 2013-14
- GRC Vice-President, 2017-18
- Graduate Student Representatives (Psychology) Committee Member, 2015-18
- Departmental Mentorship Evaluation Committee, 2016-17
- Practice Interviewer for ‘Pathway to Graduate School’ course, 2016
Online Facilitator, 2015-18
- Online facilitator for Elementary Statistical Reasoning through Blackboard where I created and monitored online materials, interacted with students online, answered discussion board questions and graded assignments.
- 2017-18; 1 course (as of Fall semester)
- 2016-17; 4 courses (Fall, Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2)
- 2015-16; 3 courses (Fall, Spring, Summer 1)
- 2014-15; 1 course (Summer 1)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2012-2015
- Served as a teaching assistant Fall and Spring semesters for a variety of courses including Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Social Psychology of Justice, Social Psychology, and General Psychology. Responsibilities included proctoring, grading assignments and exams, as well as taking attendance.