Wicia M. Fang

Hi, my name is Wicia.

I am a PhD candidate at Cornell Psychology. I study people's perceptions of status and how these perceptions impact decisions and behavior.

My work aims to address inequalities across socioeconomic status. Research shows that one potential mitigator is cross-status relationships. We know when such social connections form, there are many positive downstream consequences for individuals and broader society.

But, how do such connections form? 

To answer this, I use mixed methods to investigate perceptions of status and the role they play in bridging socioeconomic divides.