New lab publications!

November 06, 2020

Congrats to lab students Olivia Genge (now at Dalhousie University) and Jonah Nadler on their recent first-author publications! Both research projects followed open science practices, including preregistration, and Olivia's project is fully available at OSF (materials, syntax, data). 

Genge, O., & Day, M.V. (In Press). Explaining support for post-secondary educational funding for Indigenous students. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.

Nadler, J., Day, M.V., Beshai, S., & Mishra, S. (Accepted). The relative deprivation trap: How feeling deprived relates to symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology

Check out these lab preprints and open data!

August 01, 2020


McAleese, O., & Day, M. V. (2020). Some Psychological Barriers of Broad Union Support.

Day, M. V., & Norton, M. I. (2020). Well Endowed? The Actual, Estimated and Ideal Inequality of University Endowments.


Genge, O., & Day, M. V. (2020). Explaining Support for Post-Secondary Educational Funding for Indigenous Students. Retrieved from

New lab publications!

June 01, 2020

A few new lab publications. Huge congrats to Master's student - Anna Keshabyan - on her first author paper!

Keshabyan, A., & Day, M.V. (2020). Concerned whether you’ll make it in life? Status anxiety uniquely explains job satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1123.

Landy, J.F., Jia, M., Ding, I.L., Viganola, D., Tierney, W., …Day, M.V., … (2020). Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results. Psychological Bulletin, 146, 451-479.


Davidai, S., Day, M., Goya-Tocchetto, D., Hauser, O., Jachimowicz, J., Mirza, M. U., … Tepper, S. (June, 2020). We have a rare opportunity to create a stronger, more equitable society. Behavioral Scientist.


New Lab Preprint Now Available!

February 03, 2020

The research project by Genge & Day (Psychological Barriers to Educational Funding for Aboriginal Students) is now available as a preprint:

In the SPSP News

November 08, 2020

The spotlight is on: Martin Day SPSP Member Profile

Congrats to the lab graduates!

August 31, 2019

Congrats to Katie on completing her MAPS degree, as well as graduating honours students Olivia and Maggie, as well lab research assistant Liam, all who have gone on to graduate school programs. 

New Lab Publication

April 10, 2019

Day, M. V., & Fiske, S. T. (2019). Understanding the nature and consequences of social mobility beliefs (pp. 365-380). In J. Jetten & K. Peters (Eds.), The social psychology of inequality. Springer.

Owen at Psychology Research Day

April 08, 2019

Olivia at Psychology Research Day

April 08, 2019

Maggie at Psychology Research Day

April 08, 2019

Quidi Vidi Lab Hike November 2018

November 09, 2018

Quidi Vidi Lab Hike November 2018

November 08, 2018

Back row: Jonah, Julia, Olivia, Marty

Front row: Owen, Chan, Samantha

Congrats to Anna and Mike!

August 31, 2018

Congrats to Anna Keshabyan and Mike Ryan for completing their Master's degrees. Two years in the societal cognition lab - well done! 

Kathleen at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science Conference

July 11, 2018

Congratulations to Mark for Winning Best Honours Poster 2018

June 06, 2018

Mark's honours poster, 'Can Our Perceptions of Social Mobility Affect How We Feel About Immigrants?', recently won best poster at the department’s annual research day. Read more about the event in the Gazette article below!

Recent Grads!

June 06, 2018

Congratulations to our recent graduates Kathleen and Mark who have both finished their undergraduate degrees in Psychology!

Kathleen at Psychology Research Day 2018

June 06, 2018

Mark at Psychology Research Day 2018

June 06, 2018

Summer Achievements!

September 06, 2017

Degrees Obtained:


Master's Degree in Psychological Science: Yirong Qin

Undergraduate Honours Degree in Psychology: Hilary Power

Undergraduate Honours Degree in Psychology: Emma Walsh


Research Awards:

Science Undergraduate Research Award: Rebecca Collins

Canada Summer Jobs Research Position: Kathleen Daly

Emma at Psychology Research Day

April 06, 2017

Hilary at Psychology Research Day

April 06, 2017

Social Mobility Article In The News

January 17, 2017

Princeton News,   Memorial Gazette,  

Science Daily,   The Huffington Post

New Lab Publication

September 29, 2016

Day, M.V., & Fiske, S.T. (in press). Movin’ on Up? How Perceived Social Mobility Affects Willingness to Defend the System. Social Psychological and Personality Science.


Summer Achievements by Lab Members

August 31, 2016

Samrah Humayun: Master's degree in Psychological Science

Mike Ryan: Undergraduate Honours degree in Psychology

Nicole Rodriguez: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award


Lab website goes live! (as you can tell)

March 17, 2016


First official lab meeting

January 19,2016

Welcome to the lab!