Mora Reinka

Degrees: B.A. in Psychology, University of Oregon, June 2012, magna cum laude

M.S. in Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, May 2016

Advisor:
 Diane Quinn
Lab webpage:
 Stigma and Identity Management Lab
Personal webpage:
morareinka.com
Research Interests:
 Stress and Coping, Stigma, Psychophysiology
Research Synopsis:  I am interested in the interactions between the psychology of stigma and the psychophysiology of stress and coping. Using EEG and cardiac measures, I examine how members of stigmatized groups not only react to reminders and experiences of stigma, but subsequently cope with these stressors as well.
Recent News: Mora was awarded the Christine N. Witzel Award through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and InCHIP in support of her dissertation research.

 

Representative Publications: Reinka, M. A., & Leach, C. W. (2018). Racialized images: Tracing appraisals of police force and protest. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115(5), 763-787. doi:10.1037/pspa0000131

 

Reinka, M. A., & Leach, C. W. (2017). Race and reaction: Divergent views of police violence and protest against. Journal of Social Issues, 73(4), 768-788. doi:  10.1111/josi.12247

 

Reinka, M. A. & Quinn, D. M. The Emotions of Emotional Eating: Connections between Internalized Weight Stigma and Palatable Food Coping via Emotional Coping Strategies. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology; Atlanta, GA, 2018.

 

Reinka, M. A. & Quinn, D. M. The Pursuit of Pleasure Through Food Gives a Bellyache of Stigma Instead. Poster presented at Obesity Week, the combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Washington, D.C., 2017