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Social Connections and Influence Lab
University of Mississippi


Spring 2024

Natasha Wood wins the university Applied Statistics Student Research Award.

Natasha Wood wins university Graduate Student Achievement Award.

Natasha Wood wins the Outstanding Research Presentation Award at the 9th Annual University of Mississippi Conference on Psychological Science.

Fall 2023

Sydney Wicks receives a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Natasha Wood’s research on Ghosting is featured in a New York Times article.

Lab presents research in Charlotte North Carolina at the meeting of the Society for Southeastern Social Psychologists.

Lab publishes new research on ghosting and the workplace.

Sydney Wicks wins second place in data blitz at conference for the Mississippi Psychological Association.

Andy Hales publishes an article on using one-tailed tests to improve statistical hypothesis testing.

Summer 2023

Sydney Wicks, Andy Hales, and collaborator Erin Hennes publish a research article on the psychology of sharing misinformation.

Spring 2023

Natasha Wood, Andy Hales, and collaborators publish new article on the psychology of ghosting.

Fall 2022

Andy Hales elected as a fellow into the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

Summer 2022

Natasha Wood, Andy Hales, and collaborators publish new article on the psychology of extremism and social exclusion.

Andy Hales and collaborators publish new research on why people use ghosting to end relationships.

Fall 2021

Sydney Wicks receives research fellowship to study misinformation!

New research published on Overlooking Subtraction.

Elijah Mudryk speaks at TEDxUniversityOfMississippi.

Natasha Wood receives research grant to study extremism.