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Cynthia Gangi


Cynthia Gangi

Meet Cynthia Gangi

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Education: 2004 Eckerd College, B.S.
2011 University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: General Psychology
Health Psychology
Statistics and Research Methods I
Psychology of Prejudice

Career Specialties: Cynthia Gangi specializes in health persuasion as well as the self and memory. She also has training in research on prejudice and discrimination and psychophysiological measurement. Her current interests include health persuasion, the stigma of health-related issues (including testing behavior and mental health) and the mind-body connection.

Professional and Community Activities: Gangi has published more than 10 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from health persuasion to the impact of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder on the sense of self to the effects of prejudice on cardiovascular and hormonal reactivity. She has presented her research at several professional conferences for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology.

Honors and Awards: During her undergraduate career, Gangi graduated with highest honors (GPA of 4.0) and received the Psychology Student of the Year award. In graduate school, she received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation from 2005-2008. She also passed both her oral and written comprehensive exams with distinction. Additionally, she completed special training in statistics and received a quantitative emphasis on her doctoral degree.