Dr. Colin Zestcott! 

Dr. Colin Zestcott!


Current Lab Members:

Katie Wolsiefer, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow)


I earned my B.A. from Bellarmine University in 2009 and my Ph.D from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2017 (advisor: Dr. Irene Blair). I am interested in the subtle ways in which bias may impact behavior towards individual group members. For example, my dissertation work used rigorous experimental methods to examine whether implicit group attitudes cause behavior towards individuals. Other lines of research examine related issues, namely: how subtle biases impact targets in real-world situations, how to use advanced statistical methods to appropriately measure such biases, and how increasing awareness of such biases might impact future behavior. When I’m not in the lab I enjoy rock climbing, trail running and hiking with friends.


Carlos O. Garrido, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow)

I am a T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow affiliated with the Arizona Cancer Center and with Dr. Jeff Stone’s psychology laboratory. I graduated with highest departmental distinction from psychology and sociology (double major) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (Cum Laude), and obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in social psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Generally speaking, my research examines interpersonal impressions from a face-perception standpoint. I examine how people extract facial cues (i.e., emotional expressions, phenotypic qualities) from outgroup members to form holistic impressions of them. My interests are particularly centered in the study of how biases in the form of stereotypes and prejudice affect such impression formation process. Recently, my work has entered the realm of cancer prevention and control in that I examine how biases on the part of medical practitioners affect quality of cancer care provided to stigmatized patients. I am also expanding my knowledge base and research skill in conducting public health research by completing a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at Arizona.


John "Jake" Taylor (Graduate Student)