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Carrington Merrit, a graduate student in Social Psychology, is the recipient of the 2021 Christopher R. Agnew Research Innovation Award.

The Agnew Research Innovation Award is awarded annually to a graduate student enrolled in the Social Psychology Doctoral Program who demonstrates the most scholarly independence and promise. This award is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vaida Thompson, Professor Emeritus and UNC-Chapel Hill alum.

Carrington won for her innovative research program, exemplified by her lead author paper, “The neural underpinnings of intergroup social cognition: An fMRI meta-analysis,” which is currently in-press at Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Congratulations, Carrington!

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