Published: Jan. 15, 2015

Recent CU Psychology and Neuroscience PhD student Arielle Silverman (Social, mentored by Leaf Van Boven), now a postdoc at the University of Washington in Seattle, was in the news for a research article demonstrating that having people simulate being disabled can reduce their judged capabilities of disabled persons. The research was done as part of the first author's dissertation at CU-Boulder. The publication was co-authored by recent departmental PhD Jason Gwinn and professor Leaf Van Boven and published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Read the CU press release about the research, the article in New York Magazine, listen to a BBC interview (the first seven minutes of the audio), or read the original article.