Apoorva Sarmal is a third-year graduate student in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of Georgia. She works in the Georgia Attitudes, Bias, and Behavior Acquisition Lab under the mentorship of Dr. Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo. She is interested in investigating underlying mechanisms of stereotyping and prejudice. Specifically, Apoorva researches race and gender disparities to promote diversity and inclusion.
Before joining Dr. Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo's GABBA Lab, she was a research assistant in the social and experimental psychology labs at Indiana University-Bloomington.
B.A. in French (minor: Psychology) and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 2017
M.A. in French Linguistics, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2019
M.S. in Psychology, University of Georgia, 2022
Social Psychology; Stereotyping; Prejudice; Racism; Sexism
George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship, University of Georgia ($2,000)
Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award from Society of Personality and Social Psychology ($1,000)
Skinner-Dorkenoo, A. L., Sarmal, A., Rogbeer, K., André, C. J., Patel, B., & Cha, L. (2022). Highlighting COVID-19 Racial Disparities Can Reduce Support for Safety Precautions Among White U.S. Residents. Social Science and Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114951
Skinner-Dorkenoo, A. L., ˆSarmal, A., ˆAndré, C. J., & Rogbeer, K. G. (2021). How microaggressions reinforce and perpetuate systemic racism in the U.S. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(5), 903-925. https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916211002543