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Bayla T

- Research Program Mentor

MA Master of Arts candidate


Neuropsychology and Social Psychology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Moral Cognitive Decision Making in U.S. Politics

This proposed study could examine the intersection between morality and social decision making in relation to political moral conviction and its potential to predict congressional decisions. The overall goal for the study would be to curate research facilitating national harmony endeavoring an advancement in peoples’ cognitive capacities at empathizing for those who are less fortunate, marginalized, and degraded through the creation, enforcement, and evaluation of U.S. laws.

Correctional Officers’ Potential Empathy Deficiency: Its Regressive Contributions to Racial Adversities in the U.S. Prison System

This study could challenge the ubiquitous pattern of race and ethnicity implicated in the maltreatment towards Black criminals. The goal for the study would be to empirically assess how empathy changes in relation to social groups-- like race-- and how their maltreatment is a major contributor to fatal psychological disorders in the U.S. prisons.

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