EWU McNair Scholar Alexander Dodson Accepted to the University of Chicago’s Master in Social Sciences-Psychology Program

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Alexander Dodson! Alexander has been accepted to University of Chicago's Masters in Social Sciences--Psychology (MAPSS-Psychology).
University of Chicago's MAPSS is a:
[..]one-year interdisciplinary graduate program, the Master of Arts in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) offers students unmatched access to the renowned faculty and rich research resources of the University of Chicago. MAPSS students pursue a degree shaped by their interests and expanded by in-depth opportunities across social science disciplines and methods.
Alexander Dodson is majoring in Psychology at Eastern Washington University. He is the Treasurer and President-Elect of EWU's chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Alexander has been a Dean's List student for every quarter he has attended Eastern Washington University. He is also a research assistant for Dr. Phil Watkins studying gratitude. For his 2022 McNair Research Internship, Alexander studied impression formation and trait attribution in a social media context with Dr. Amani El-Alayli as his mentor. Summer of 2023, Alexander and Dr. El-Alayli expanded their research, drawing implications on relational impacts from social media presentations. He is particularly interested in social psychology. We know Alexander's demonstrated commitment to expanding the knowledge base of Psychology, and thorough involvement in the field, will be an invaluable asset to any program and benefit mentorship and dynamic teaching abilities in his future career as a professor of Psychology.