Graduate Students

In alphabetical order

Mitchell Campbell

Mitch’s CV
Mitch’s Website
Email Mitch at mcampbell9@wisc.edu

Mitchell Campbell is a sixth-year PhD student of Social Psychology. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Carleton College in 2014.

Mitchell’s work focuses on how to utilize behavior-based approaches to fostering inclusive behaviors and reducing discriminatory behaviors, in turn improving attitudes toward social outgroups. The interventions he designs are intended to manipulate behavior in individuals who may have little motivation to be non-prejudiced or do not have particularly strong egalitarian values or positive attitudes toward marginalized social groups. Rather, they employ techniques that have successfully changed behavior in other domains (e.g., education), including social norms, personal benefits, and self-efficacy. Another line of research considers factors that could make intergroup contact more productive.

Contact Information:
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin – Madison
1202 West Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53706-1611
Office 511


Benjamin Douglas

Email Ben at
bdouglas3@wisc.edu

Ben is a first year PhD Student in Social Psychology. He graduated in 2018 from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Psychology.

Ben’s research focuses on behavior change within the domain of sustainability. In studying how to motivate the behaviors of individuals and decision-makers alike, this research is designed to answer how social psychology can support the fight against the climate crisis.

Contact Information:
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin – Madison
1202 West Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53706-1611
Office 511


Naomi Isenberg

Email Naomi at nisenberg@wisc.edu

Naomi is a third year PhD student in social psychology. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2017 with her B.A. in Psychology.

Her general research interests are on inter- and intra-group processes. She is specifically studying pro-diversity interventions within organizations and finding ways to positively change behavior toward outgroup members.

Contact Information:
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin – Madison
1202 West Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53706-1611
Office 457


Sophia Winkler-Schor

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Email Sophia at winklerschor@wisc.edu

Sophia Winkler-Schor is a second-year PhD student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies focused on conservation psychology. She is co-advised by Lisa Naughton-Treves and Markus Brauer. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Washington in 2016. Thereafter, Sophia earned an international dual-degree (M.S./M.I.N.C.) in international nature conservation from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) and Lincoln University (New Zealand).

Sophia’s research is focused on behavior change and aims to promote pro-environmental behavior in forest ecosystems. Her core areas of interest include motivation and behavioral persistence. These topics will help her unearth why people are motivated to enroll in conservation programs and how these programs can tap into behavioral antecedents to foster long-term engagement in conservation activities.

Contact Information:
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Science Hall
550 Park Street
Madison 53706
Office 175 B