EWU McNair Scholar Alexander Dodson Completes Summer Research Internship

Congratulations to EWU McNair Scholar Alexander Dodson for completing his McNair Summer Research Internship! Alexander worked with mentor Dr. Amani El-Alayli on his summer 2023 research, "Political Orientation Moderates Pride and American Flag Effects on Person Perception". His research was presented August 16, 2023 at the McNair Summer Research Symposium.


Alexander expanded his 2022 research, hypothesizing "an American flag in a social media profile would induce negative perceptions, while the rainbow Pride flag would induce positive perceptions, especially among more liberal participants". He is particularly interested in social psychology. After graduation Alexander is planning to pursue his PhD with the goal of continuing research and ultimately a career as a professor of Psychology.