Juan Pablo Ospina

Hello, I’m a first-year graduate student in the social psychology program working with Steve Spencer and Jennifer Crocker. I’m originally from Colombia. I received my B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University in 2016. Afterwards, I joined the Dweck-Walton lab where I worked with Greg Walton and Shannon Brady for a few years.

My research interests focus on interpersonal relationships, meaning and purpose, motivation, and identity. Specifically, I’m interested in how we build our purposes by interacting with other people and how these interactions both motivate us and shape our identities. For example, I’m trying to understand what are the psycho-social barriers that unable people to interact with each other in meaningful ways and how we could design wise interventions that could promote these interactions.

Email: ospina.10[at]osu.edu