Graduate Studies

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

Gustavo Martir Luna standing on Chico State campus

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, Martir 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 Martir's research is cognitive psychology and Moral Foundations Theory, particularly the cognitive processes used to process a persuasive political message.

Martir recently completed a fully-funded Pre-Doctoral Scholars eight-week summer research internship at UCLA and has been accepted into the UCLA PhD program for fall 2021.

(See also a profile of Martir in the Winter 2020-2021 Graduate Studies Newsletter.)