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Justine N Egan-Kunicki


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - 2016

Behavioral Science (Experimental Psychology)
University of Rhode Island – Kingston, RI

Dissertation Title: Perceptions of Intergroup Conflict: The Role of Implicit and Explicit Attitudes
of Violence


Master of Arts (M.A.) - 2014

Behavioral Science (Experimental Psychology)
University of Rhode Island – Kingston, RI

Master’s Thesis Title: Emotion and Violence Sensitivity: Using a Mood Induction Paradigm to
Assess Perceptions of Violence

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - 2010

University of Rhode Island – Kingston, RI

Honors Thesis Title: Are Violence-tolerant Individuals Susceptible to Involvement in Violent Acts?

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – 2010

Sociology with a concentration in Criminology                    
University of Rhode Island – Kingston, RI   

Areas of Expertise

Implicit and explicit social cognition; social psychology; nonviolence and peace psychology; experimental design; research methodology and statistics

Areas of Interest

My interests are in the areas of social, personality, multicultural, and peace psychology. My previous research has focused on examining different perceptions of violence and nonviolence, most recently in the areas of social exclusion and social privilege. I am also a certified Kingian Nonviolence trainer with interests in furthering nonviolence and peace education to facilitate social change. As an educator, I have interests in the areas of distance/blended learning, metacognition, and experiential learning (specifically in helping students learn about and conduct psychological research).

Last Updated: 3/14/18