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. (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