Year of Entry
Stereotype threat, stereotypes and judgments, implicit attitudes, persuasion
Department of Psychology
200 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Atlanta Metropolitan College, Atlanta, GA
Concentration: Psychology 2008
Honors: Member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.S. in Psychology 2012
Undergraduate Thesis: “Thinking Styles and the Use of Stereotypes in Judgments” Honors: Graduated “with Distinction”
Ohio University, Athens, OH
2014 - Present
Concentration: Doctorate in Experimental Social Psychology
Ohio State University Dean’s List
Member of OSU Honors and Scholars Program Atlanta Metropolitan College Dean’s List
Phi Theta Kappa Honor’s Society
The Ohio State University
Research Conducted in Experimental Methods in Social Psychology Class
- Created and ran an experiment in Qualtrics studying the effects of perspective-taking on the confidence level of athletes
- Analyzed data from experiment using SPSS, finding a significant interaction effect in a 2 ANOVA
- Presented findings at an undergraduate poster session and completed a research article on the experiment in APA format
- Worked as a research assistant for Dr. Richard Petty’s persuasion lab, running experiments involving the sleeper effect of persuasion
- Assisted Kathleen Burke of Dr. Baldwin Way’s lab in creating measures in Qualtrics for a study on emotional and biological outcomes of the level of social support received by homosexual students
Undergraduate Thesis- Spring and Autumn Semeter 2012
- Used MediaLab to design an experiment manipulating social judgeability concerns to encourage different thinking styles to determine whether this would increase the use of stereotypes in judgments
- Analyzed data in SPSS, then presented the findings at an undergraduate research colloquium
- Wrote an undergraduate thesis, which I successfully defended in the autumn of 2012.
- Designed a new experiment relating to findings on motivation to control for prejudice and stereotyping, and developed an IAT to accompany the design
- Ran the experiment using MediaLab and Direct RT in the autumn of 2012, and analyzed the findings in SPSS
- Research Conducted at Ohio University
- Designed, conducted, and analyzed the data for six studies for the purpose of analyzing the behavioral impacts of anti-atheist prejudice
- Developed, ran, and analyzed the data for three studies pertaining to anti-male backlash in female-stereotyped occupations
- Designed and ran studies on the effectiveness of STEM intervention methods targeted towards women, and programmed an IAT as part of the design
- Developed a full thesis proposal plan for three studies on self-presentation concerns related to not appearing overly moral
Cowgill, C.M., Rios, K., & Simpson, A. (in prep). Generous heathens: Social identity threat, reputational concerns, and atheists' behavior toward religious believers in economic games.
Halper, L., Cowgill, C.M., & Rios, K. (in prep). Attitudes behind backlash toward males in female-dominated professions.
Cowgill, C.M. (2012). Thinking Styles and the Use of Stereotypes in Judgments, (UG Thesis).
Posters & Presentations
Cowgill, C.M., Rios, K., & Simpson, A. (2016, January): Generous heathens: Social identity threat, reputational concerns, and atheists' behavior toward religious believers in economic games. Paper presented at the 2016 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.
Halper, L., Cowgill, C. M., & Rios, K. (2016, August). Attitudes behind backlash toward males in female-dominated professions. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
Halper, L.R., Cowgill, C. M., & Rios, K. (2016, May). Attitudes behind backlash toward males in female-dominated professions. Paper presented at the 88th annual Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Proficient in Excel, SPSS, and MediaLab
Experience with MATLAB, R, and Maple mathematical tools
Experience with Python programming language LANGUAGES
English – native language
French- read, write, and speak with basic competency