Psychology

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Kimberly-Joy Walters

OVERVIEW

Two years ago I researched how television portrayals of Black Women translated into the perpetuation of harmful stereotypes in the real world. I worked alongside faculty member Dr. Harris from the Sociology Department. My goal was to understand how these portrayals could further impact a Black woman’s self concept as well as how the world perceives her. I wish to expand and do future research on the psychological implications these portrayals could potentially have.  

WHAT WAS VALUABLE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

This experience was my first time doing a full independent research project. I learned how to compile and read data. I learned how to synthesize it efficiently and properly to a broader audience. 

THE COOLEST PART OF THE EXPERIENCE

Afterwards, later that year I was able to present my project at a conference recommended by my mentor. This was my first conference and I was eager to share my work. It was nice to have people ask questions and for my project to have made an impact with those who stopped by. 

WHO I MET THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE

Dr. Harris helped me out tremendously. Without her I wouldn’t nearly be able to make all the links, associations, and conclusions about my research without her continuously asking questions and pushing me to think passed the box.

Class Year

2018

Hometown

Lancaster, PA

Major

Psychology

Minor

Sociology and Spanish

Activities

Pre-Legal Society President

Mock Trial 

UC Tour Guide 

SUN 

Sister of Omega Chi