Anne Krendl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences

Office: Psychology 363
Phone: 812-856-0840

Anne Krendl completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard University in 1998. She received her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 2008, and completed her postdoctoral training at Tufts University with Nalini Ambady and at Boston College with Elizabeth Kensinger. She joined the faculty in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University as an Assistant Professor in 2012. Dr. Krendl uses a social neuroscience approach to investigate the mechanisms underlying stigma and social cognition. She is interested in understanding how these mechanisms change across the lifespan. Prior to pursuing her graduate degree, Dr. Krendl worked as an assignment editor for CNN in Atlanta.


Amani Holder-Dixon
Graduate Student

Office: Psychology 398A
Phone: 812-856-8007

Amani Holder-Dixon is a first-year graduate student in the lab. Amani completed her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from Spelman College and was the Salutatorian of the class of 2018. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Social Psychology. Broadly, Amani's research interests include: racial/ethnic identity, trauma responses and recovery, victim blaming, stigma, stereotypes/prejudice, and sexual assault. In her free time, Amani enjoys traveling, listening to music, and cooking.

Colleen Hughes
Graduate Student

Office: Psychology 398F
Phone: 812-856-8007

Colleen Hughes is a second year graduate student in the lab. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2013, and previously worked as a post-baccalaureate lab manager in the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests span several domains of social cognitive neuroscience research including implicit-explicit attitudes and attitude discrepancies, behavior prediction and change, stigma towards mental health and substance abuse, and self-regulation. In her free time, Colleen enjoys kayaking, reading, and travel.


Lauren Lu
Lab Manager

Office: Psychology 398
Phone: 812-856-8007

Lauren is a senior at IU. Upon moving from China, Lauren lived in Carmel, Indiana for nearly her entire life, until she came to Bloomington to study Neuroscience. After working out some logistics, she plans on adding Mathematics as a double degree and Health Systems Administration as a minor, and hopes to use her education to enter and further the healthcare field. She finds the understanding of prejudice and stereotyping critical in a world that is rapidly growing more connected. Outside of academia, in what little time remains, Lauren enjoys attending and serving at church, classical and accompaniment/pseudo-jazz piano, cooking and eating what she produces, violin, photography, and design.


Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown is a senior Cox Research Scholar. She is from Fishers, Indiana and is majoring in neuroscience. As well, she studies Portuguese, plays soccer, and is involved in the Hutton Honors Council Association.

Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a senior at IU pursuing degrees in Psychology and Human Biology. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology after narrowing down her research interests. She enjoys reading, rock climbing, and trying new foods.

Jessica Fox

Jessica Fox is a senior at Indiana University from Kokomo, Indiana. She is pursuing a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a Certificate in Public Affairs. Jessica hopes to merge her interests in social psychology with policy and advocacy to create and evolve government policy in her future career. She serves as a philanthropy committee member for the Independent Council for Women at IU and is also currently the Extracurricular Programming Intern for the Hutton Honors College. In her free time Jessica enjoys painting, playing tennis, and taking every opportunity to learn something new.

Caitlin Lane

Caitlin Lane is a junior from Fishers, IN majoring in Psychology. She also studies both counseling and Spanish. She enjoys being a part of Crimson Corp and Chi Alpha, a Christian community.

Jackie Lisnek

Jackie is a Senior from the Chicago suburbs double majoring in Psychology and Gender Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Management. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology focusing on stereotyping and prejudice.