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

 Diane Quinn
Lab webpage:
 Stigma and Identity Management Lab
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 won the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Graduate Student Travel Award to present her research at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA
Representative Publications: 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 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


Leach, C.W., & Reinka, M. A. To whom do black lives matter? The affective meaning of police violence & protest. Talk given as part of the symposium entitled, “Endorsing Black Lives Matter: The roles of intra-personal, inter-group, and structural processes” at the 17th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology; San Diego, CA, 2016


Reinka, M. A., Whitehead, C., & Leach, C. W. Physiological responses to images of protest and police violence in Black and White. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology; San Diego, CA, 2016.


Reinka, M. A., Pfeifer, J. H., & Racer, K. H. Stereotypes as an attentional deficit: Examining the P1 in the IAT. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Society for Psychophysiological Research Conference; New Orleans, LA 2012.