Alison Ledgerwood, UC Davis

Alison Ledgerwood is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis and a member of the Institute for Social Sciences Executive Committee. Her research centers around the social psychological tools that humans have developed to help them reach across separations between self and other, now and future, here and there, and us and them.

One line of her work focuses on social influence as a tool people use to either immerse themselves in the current context or to transcend it. In a second line of work, she studies group symbols as tools that people use to communicate group identity across time, space, and disparate individuals. She is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and received her Ph.D. from New York University. 

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