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 was awarded the University of Connecticut Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship to support her dissertation data collection efforts.


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.