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Graduate Studies

Gustavo Martir Luna Honored by Chancellor's Office with Prestigious Pre-Doctoral Award

Gustavo Martir Luna

Graduate Equity Fellow Gustavo Martir Luna (MA in Psychology – Psychological Science, spring 2020) was selected for a CSU system-wide award from the Chancellor’s Office: the 2019-20 California Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program also known as the Sally Casanova Scholars Program. Supported by Faculty Mentors Dr. Neil Schwartz and Dr. Marie Lippmann, Gustavo was awarded funding to visit doctoral granting institutions, to attend symposia and professional meetings, and to purchase subscriptions to academic journals, professional memberships, and research supplies.

The focus of Gustavo's research is cognitive psychology and Moral Foundations Theory, particularly the cognitive processes one uses to process a persuasive political message.

Gustavo recently completed a fully-funded Pre-Doctoral Scholars eight-week summer research internship at UCLA and plans on pursuing a PhD in his field.