jeni-headshotJeni Burnette is an Associate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina and completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jeni’s research applies basic social psychological theories to understanding fundamental social issues such as obesity and stigma. She primarily focuses on how mindsets matter for dieting self-regulation and weight-loss goal achievement. Her work has been published in journals including Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin.

Graduate Students:

kaseyKasey is a rising second year in the applied social psychology program at North Carolina State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota in 2015. Her research interests include topics in social and health psychology such as health behavior change, self regulation, and body image. Specifically, she focuses on the role of mindsets in predicting healthy behaviors.

aliAfter receiving her BA in Psychology from Willamette University, OR in May of 2015, Ali joined the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program in the Fall of 2016. Her research interests include self-regulation within eating and exercise behaviors as well as mindsets pertaining to body image and body shame.

Fanice graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Metropolitan State University, MN in May 2015 and entered the Applied Social and Community Psychology (SoCo) program in Fall 2016. Her research interests are in social and health psychology, with a focus on how exposure to Western culture impacts diet and exercise behaviors, biases towards fatness, and attitudes relating to body image in non-Western populations.

Mindset Lab

Past Members of Mindset Lab

michelleMichelle is a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Burnette in the Mindset Lab. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and recently received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Florida State University. Michelle's research focuses broadly on close relationships. Her current research examines how contextual factors can buffer intimates against their relational vulnerabilities and how modern cultural factors interact with evolved processes to influence relational outcomes. Her work has been published in journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Social Psychological and Personality Science.