Katherine Kimble

Katherine Kimble is a joint-degree graduate student from Cadiz, Ohio (Go Huskies!) working towards a JD and PhD in Law and Social Psychology.  Kate majored in psychology at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio (Go Pioneers!), and graduated with a BA in 2009 and MA in 2010.  She moved to Lincoln in 2010 to continue her graduate work at UNL (Go Huskers!).

Kate’s interests lie at the intersection of law and psychology, especially in areas of legal decision making.  Specifically, she is interested in how people perceive and evaluate situations from various perspectives and how perspective-taking affects decision-making.  Also, she is interested in the role of emotions and framing effects in the decision-making process.  She is especially interested in the role of these constructs in complex situations involving constitutional rights.  Kate is currently conducting research examining discrimination situations (including sexual harassment) and situations examining constitutional rights (including the tensions between free speech and equal protection, and individual liberties and national security). 

Kate is involved with the Weibling Project for the Psycholegal Study and Treatment of Discrimination which aids individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination in an employment or housing situation. The Weibling Project gathers data and conducts research related to discrimination in employment and housing situations.

Posters and Presentations

  Kimble, K.M.K, Allen, J.M., Wiener, R.L., & Gervais, S.G. (2012). The organizational and legal effects of sexual objectification on women. Symposium Presentation at the Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Charlotte, NC.

 Kimble, K.M.K., Wiener, R.L., & Gervais, S.G. (2012). Sexual harassment, objectification, and task performance. Poster Presentation at Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. 

 Knight, K.M. (2010). Effects of mortality salience on verdict and sentencing decisions of a defendant with facial tattoos. Presentation at the Tri-State Psychology Conference, Marietta, OH.