Bryan West

Bryan West

PhD Student in Social Psychology

Cornell University

I am a Ph.D. candidate in social psychology working with David Pizarro (Cornell), Tom Gilovich (Cornell), and Melissa Ferguson (Yale). Using a combination of experimental methods and large-scale survey data, I study how moral judgment, political ideology, and religious belief interact with and influence one another, and how these relationships impact intergroup behavior, social change, and how we perceive others.

Before starting my graduate work at Cornell, I completed a post-baccalaureate certificate in Psychology & Social Behavior at UC Irvine, where I worked with Jacqueline Chen, Paul Piff, Pete Ditto, and Azim Shariff.

Interests

  • Moral Psychology
  • Political Psychology
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Change
  • Social Cognition
  • 'Big Data' / Data Science

Education

  • PhD in Social Psychology, 2023 (expected)

    Cornell University

  • MA in Social Psychology, 2020

    Cornell University

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Psychology & Social Behavior, 2016

    UC Irvine

  • BA in Music (cello performance & music composition), 2010

    UCLA

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant

Instructor

Designed and taught a writing-intensive course that focused on reading and communicating current research in social psychology. Chose readings for students, led weekly discussions, and graded all assignments.

Teaching Assistant

Instructor

Designed and taught an online, asynchronous introductory psychology course using open-source materials from NOBA (external link).

Click here to view a copy of the textbook online, or you may view a PDF copy.

All course materials CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Complete Teaching / TA Experience

Skills

R

Advanced User

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R Shiny

Interactive Dashboards

Data Visualization

Python

Markdown | R Markdown

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LaTeX

Professional Document Production

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Canvas LMS

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