Graduate Student
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program
Psychology 501

Basic Information

Research Interests:

I am a gradate research scientist interested in social and personality psychology broadly defined. My research interests include interpersonal judgment and decision making, intergroup dynamics, and individual differences in personality. I am dedicated to understanding how and why humans behave and make decisions across situations. I am currently working on a research project associated with understanding impression formation over time. More specifically, I am interested in understanding how personality traits are associated with reading other people's personality. I also have experience in industry work as a consumer insights researcher where I completed work in business, market, and user experience research. 

I am interested in using my experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods to obtain opporunities within industry and academia that will allow me to apply my expertise in a novel way.

I also have research interests and experiences in biopsychology where I used psychophysiological measurements (fMRI, EMG, Heart Rate, Epigentics) as a means of understanding social psychology.


Haas, B. W., Filkowski, M. M., Cochran, R.N., Denison, L., Ishak, A., Nishitani, S., & Smith, A. K. (2016). Epigenetic modification of OXT and human sociability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Filkowski, MM, Cochran, R.N., Haas, BW. (2016). Altruistic behavior: mapping responses in the brain. Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics.

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M.S., Psychology, University of Georgia, 2017

B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2014

B.A., Biology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2014