Graduate Student
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program
Psychology 501
Lab Association: 


M.S., Psychology, University of Georgia, 2017

B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2014

B.A., Biology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2014

Lab or Research Details: 

My research interests include the investigation of psychological topics such as positive psychology, social aspects of group interactions, use of psychophysiological measurements as a means to understanding social psychology and the role of epigenetics in social behavior, as well as topics included in biopsychology. I have a passion for understanding human behavior from multiple facets including social psychology, genetics, and neuroscience. I am currently working on a research project associated with understanding impression formation over time. More specifically, I am interested in understanding how personality traits are associated with reading other people's personality. 


Haas, B. W., Filkowski, M. M., Cochran, R.N., Denison, L., Ishak, A., Nishitani, S., & Smith, A. K. (2016). Epigenetic modification of OXT and human sociability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Filkowski, MM, Cochran, R.N., Haas, BW. (2016). Altruistic behavior: mapping responses in the brain. Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics.