Cory Washington

Cory Washington
  • Graduate Student

Contact Info


Advisor: Dr. Mark Landau

Research Lab: Lemma Lab

Research Interests:  I study how and why people take interest in a goal and persist in the face of difficulty.   I'm especially interested in how identity and culture play a role in developing personal relevance for a topic.   These ideas can lead to intervention methods to help, for example, first-generations college students get interested in STEM careers; motivating a sub-population of people to get health screenings; helping individuals (with low perceive competence in STEM) be successful in the STEM-related goals by motivating them to take advantage of resources available to help them.   Additionally, I use conceptual metaphor theory, expectancy-value model, and identity based motivation as conceptual lenses and tools for my work.   


B.A. in Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2017
M.A. in Psychology, University of Kansas, 2019