PhD student in Social Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(And I'm on the job market!)
Get To Know Me
I am a fifth year PhD student studying social psychology in the Brauer Group Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my BA in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University in 2017 and my MS in Social Psychology from UW-Madison in 2021. My research focuses on examining the efficacy of behavioral change mechanisms to promote support for diversity, equity, and inclusion. I then apply this knowledge to the development and testing of interventions in a variety of real-world settings.
Growing up in Washington State, I developed a deep appreciation for coffee, nice scenery, and cloudy weather. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my dog (a cute, little dachshund) and sister (also a grad student at UW-Madison).
September 2018 - Present
PhD, Social Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Currently working toward my Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social Psychology at UW-Madison
September 2018 - December 2021
Received a Master of Science degree in Social Psychology from UW-Madison
MS, Social Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 2013 - June 2017
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration
BA, Psychology, Seattle Pacific University
I primarily use experimental and mixed methods research to answer empirical questions related to...
...Inter/Intragroup Relations and Processes
Mechanisms that causally influence inclusive behavior
Diversity, equity, and inclusion within educational settings and organizations
Interventions to promote pro-diversity attitudes and inclusive behaviors
Commitment and consistency
Commitment and Consistency to Promote Behavior Change
Isenberg, N. & Brauer, M. (2022). Commitment and consistency to promote behavior change. In R. A. R. Gurung (Ed.), The Routledge Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Applied to Everyday Life. London, UK: Routledge.
Implicit and Explicit Dehumanization of Older Family Members: Novel Determinants of Elder Abuse Proclivity
Chang, E., Monin, J. K., Isenberg, N., Zelterman, D., & Levy, B. R. (2022). Implicit and explicit dehumanization of older family members: Novel determinants of elder abuse proclivity. Stigma and Health. Advance online publication.
How to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Educational Settings: Behavior Change, Climate Surveys, and Effective Pro-Diversity Initiatives
Moreu, G., Isenberg, N., & Brauer, M. (2021). How to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Educational Settings: Behavior Change, Climate Surveys, and Effective Pro-Diversity Initiatives. Frontiers in Education, 6, 253-263.
Shame and Guilt Among Ice Hockey Players in the Penalty Box
Murrar, S., Isenberg, N., Niedenthal, P., & Brauer, M. (2019). Shame and guilt among ice hockey players in the penalty box. Motivation and Emotion, 43, 940-947.
The Mediating Roles of Guilt- and Shame-Proneness in Predicting Self-Forgiveness
Carpenter, T., Isenberg, N., & McDonald, J. (2019). The mediating roles of guilt- and shame-proneness in predicting self-forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 145, 26-31.
Conducting IAT Research within Online Surveys: A Procedure, Validation, and Open Source Tool
Carpenter, T., Pogacar, R., Pullig, C., Kouril, M., Aguilar, S., LaBouff, J. P., Isenberg, N., & Chakroff, A. (2018). Conducting IAT research within online surveys: A procedure, validation, and open source tool. Behavioral Research Methods, 51, 2194-2208.
Knowledge & Expertise
I have developed a lot of skills and expertise throughout my years in academia that I often enjoy putting to use outside of my research and academic program. Contact me if you want to discuss how I can help you with your professional and/or organizational goals!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops
Organizational Climate Assessment
Survey Development and Data Analysis
Please get in touch with any inquiries.
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