APPLIED RESEARCH

I use behavioral science to enhance the wellbeing of diverse communities around the world. Combining quantitative and qualitative methods from experimental social psychology, cultural psychology, epidemiology, and human-centered design, I work with clients and employers in technology, media, healthcare, education, and economic development.

TWITTER

Researched, designed, and evaluated features, policies, and artificial intelligence to reduce toxicity and promote civic engagement

WORLD BANK GROUP

Researched, designed, and directed content development for Demand-Driven.net anti-poverty tools

INSTAGRAM

Researched, designed, and evaluated features, policies, and artificial intelligence to reduce bullying and promote civility

W. W. NORTON & COMPANY

Designed online interactive experiences and wrote chapter introductions for  psychology textbooks

 SPARQ

Cofounded and led "do tank" that aims to reduce social disparities in health, education, economic development, and criminal justice

THE TECH MUSEUM 

Led exhibit research, design, and evaluation for hands-on science and technology museum

FACEBOOK

Researched the experiences of marginalized communities

STANFORD CERC

 Designed health service interventions that improve outcomes while reducing costs

KAISER PERMANENTE

Advised design for the IndiGo stroke risk app

SOCIOMETRICS CORPORATION

Researched, designed, and evaluated online interactive HIV/AIDS prevention tools

ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Conner, A. L., Boles, D. Z., Markus, H. R., Eberhardt, J. L., & Crum, A. J. (2019). Americans’ health mindsets: content, cultural patterning, and associations with physical and mental health. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53(4), 321-332.

Acs, G., Maitreyi, A., Conner, A. L., Markus, H. R., Patel, N. G., Lyons-Padilla, S., & Eberhardt, J. L. (2018). Measuring Mobility from Poverty. The Urban Institute / U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty.

Turnwald, B. P., Jurafsky, D., Conner, A., & Crum, A. J. (2017). Reading between the menu lines: Are restaurants’ descriptions of “healthy” foods unappealing? Health Psychology, 36(11), 1034.

Conner, A. L., Cook, K. S., Correll, S. J., Markus, H. R., Moss-Racusin, C. A., Muller, C. B., ... & Simard, C. (2014). Obscuring gender bias with “choice.” Science, 343(6176), 1200-1200.

Savani, K., Markus, H.R., and Conner, A.L. (2008). Let your preference be your guide? The relationship between preferences and choices in Indian and North American contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 861-876.

Conner Snibbe, A., & Markus, H.R. (2005). You can’t always get what you want: Educational attainment, agency, and choice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 703-720.

Kitayama, S., Conner Snibbe, A., Markus, H.R., & Suzuki, T. (2004). Is there any “free” choice? Cognitive dissonance in two cultures. Psychological Science, 15, 527-533.

Adler, N.E., & Conner Snibbe, A. (2003). The role of psychosocial processes in explaining the SES-health gradient. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12, 119-123.

Conner Snibbe, A., Kitayama, S., Markus, H.R., Suzuki, T., (2003). They saw a game: A Japanese and American (football) field study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 34(5), 581-595.

Conner Snibbe, A., & Markus, H.R. (2002). The psychology of religion and the religion of psychology. Psychological Inquiry, 13, 229-234.

Markus, H.R., Ryff, C., Conner, A.L., Barnett, K.L., & Pudberry, E. (2000). Themes and variations in American understandings of responsibility. In A. Rossi (Ed.), Caring and Doing for Others: Social Responsibility in the Domains of Family, Work, and Community. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.