Grace Belt is a first-year graduate student in the Academic Research Masters program with an emphasis in Social Psychology.
Thesis: Motivations to Engage in Collective Action
Thesis Supervisor: Amber Gaffney
Her research interests include collective action and performance activism. Specifically what motivates people to choose performance activism over collective action. She integrates the theories of social identity, social categorization, intergroup relations and moral licensing into her research. She is also interested in research pertaining to self-uncertainty, prototypicality, cognitive dissonance, and message processing. Her passion for disseminating new and important research in the field of social psychology have led her to focus on a career helping others use and understand the theories of social psychology.