Ken earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and his M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from Ohio State University, working with Richard Petty. After 5 years at Texas Tech University, he joined the psychology department at the University at Buffalo, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. His work examines metacognitive factors that operate across a wide array of human social behavior. This includes projects in the domains of attitudes and persuasion, self and self-regulation, judgment and decision making, and mental health. In his spare time, Ken enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, travel, cooking, and brewing beer. For his full cv, see here.
Ji is originally from China, and received his B.S. (in 2013) and M.S. (in 2016) degrees from the University of Iowa. Ji's research primarily focuses on attitude change and persuasion. Specifically, he's interested in motivational factors that hold the potential to influence how people react to persuasive information as well as how they perceive their own thought reactions (metacognition) and subsequently, how those processes could affect the ways people form/change their attitudes .
Yahui received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Finance from the National Chengchi University, and her Master’s degrees in Psychology from NYU and in Marketing from the University of Kansas. Yahui’s research interests revolve around attitudes and the self. More specifically, she focuses on the motivational and cognitive mechanisms of how people process persuasive messages and how the self and identity play their roles here.
Former Lab Members
Jennifer Weng, Ph.D. (2021), American Psychological Association
Abby Giancola, M.A. (2020), Northeastern University
David Khaydatov, Honors Thesis (2018Ω), Tebra
Miranda Bobrowski, M.A.
Cory Clark, Ph.D. (2014-2016 postdoc), Adversarial Collaboration Project, University at Pennsylvania
Cory Davenport, Ph.D. (2013), currently at Mission Essential
Jonathan Statzer, Ph.D. (2015)
Miles Condon, M.A. (2013), St. Norbert College
Kristin Naragon-Gainey, University of Western Australia
Richard Petty, Ohio State University
Pablo Briñol, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Kimberly Rios, Ohio University
Christian Wheeler, Stanford University
Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Canisius College