Undergraduate Researcher Spotlight – Erika Boohar

My name is Erika Boohar and I am currently a senior here at UNL. I have a double major in Psychology and Spanish with minors in Math and Economics. After graduating, I plan to attend graduate school for Clinical Psychology researching the interconnections between the familial environment and child maltreatment. During my time at UNL, I’ve been involved in a few different labs including a research assistant position in the Jury, Justice, and Eyewitness Research Group, Subtle Prejudice Lab, Trauma, Violence, and Abuse lab, and RA/Lab manager of the Child Maltreatment lab. Through these experiences, I’ve had the opportunity to expand my research knowledge and gain a better understanding of the empirical process. In the Subtle Prejudice Lab, I am currently working on the JUST Project through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergrads (NSF REU) Program. On top of the amazing research experience, there is a very collaborative environment in this lab that encourages its RAs to critically apply themselves to the projects they are working on. I have really enjoyed my time working with Dr. Gervais and the graduate students! 

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