Graduate student Robert McClelland gives presentation on time of day and primed stereotypes

Second year graduate student Robert McClelland gave a presentation on the results of his thesis research on Friday, March 4th. Robert’s thesis, entitled "Prime Time?  A look at the effects of chronotype and time of day on primed stereotypes," is concerned with the impact of circadian rhythms on the use of stereotypes in legal decision making. His findings suggest that individuals experiencing more severe states of sleepiness are more likely to assess guilt in simulated decision making tasks. According to Robert, this suggests that sleepier individuals were more prone to relying on bias when making their decisions. Robert is mentored by Dr. David Dickinson.

Robert prepared to give his presentation.
Published: May 13, 2016 9:26am