CATHERINE STEVENSON

CATHERINE STEVENSON

CATHERINE STEVENSON
As of this coming fall, Catherine will be a first-year doctoral student in the department of psychology, where she plans to explore implicit cognition within a social and moral landscape. She is especially interested in the dynamic interactions among conscious and unconscious contributions to perception, evaluations, and belief systems–particularly as they relate to responsibility, justice, and fairness. Most recently, as a research assistant in the Phelps Lab at NYU, she has been working on an fMRI project that investigates implicit racial bias and its potential malleability.

Outside of the lab, she loves to write, play racquet sports, and dabble in jewelry making.

04.14.15

Catherine Stevenson

Graduate Student at Social Justice Neuroscience and Psychology Lab


ACEDEMIC HISTORY & HONORS


2002-2006
Princeton University; BA
English major; Pre-medical
Departmental GPA: 3.85; Overall GPA: 3.55
Magna Cum Laude
Recipient of Walter C. Hughes Memorial Prize: “Awarded to a senior thesis of exceptional merit and originality”
1998-2002
Rye High School; Rye, NY
GPA: 4.0; National Merit finalist; Hamilton Book Award recipient

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2013-June 2014
Junior Research Scientist; Phelps Lab; New York University
Responsible for assisting in the data acquisition, analysis, & publication of research
Assist in general lab management, including correspondence with the NYU IRB and the organization of consents, data, and experimental materials
Responsible for managing and trouble-shooting problems with physiological equipment
2012-Present
Tutor; New York City
Tutor to high school students in SAT, SAT II, and general class work
2011-2012
Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wrote up cases for submission to journals
2006-2008
Litigation legal assistant; Davis, Polk & Wardwell; New York City

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


Fall 2012
Research assistant; Phelps Lab; New York University
2006-2008
Boys & Girls’ Harbor; New York City
Mentor & tutor
Served on promotions committee
Summer 2003
Research assistant; Dweck Lab; Columbia University
Research Assistant to Dr. Carol S. Dweck
Contributed to research into intelligence perception and learning trends among middle school students–extension of independent work completed in high school

ARTICLES IN PREPARATION


Kubota JT, Stevenson, C., Perino M., Stanley D., Banaji, MR., & Phelps, EA Individual difference predictors of racially-biased jury decisions (in preparation).

Kubota JT, Vessel E, Stevenson, C., Stanley D, Marini M, Banaji, MR & Phelps, EA Neural mechanisms of race-bias malleability (in preparation).

Kanen JW, Gershman SJ, Stevenson, C., Monfils MH, Phelps EA, Niv Y. Gradual extinction attenuates the return of fear in humans (in preparation).


POSTER


Kanen JW, Gershman SJ, Stevenson, C., Monfils MH, Phelps EA, Niv Y. Gradual extinction attenuates the return of fear in humans. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.


SKILLS


Experience with fMRI data collection and analysis
Familiarity with physiological methodologies, including skin conductance response, shock, and eye-tracking data collection and analysis
Programming experience using Python and Matlab
Familiarity with statistical analysis software, including SPM and SPSS