Arielle White, M.A.

Arielle White, M.A.

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Arielle White is a research assistant for the Emotion Revolution project at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Her role entails the cleaning, coding, and analysis of large datasets, survey creation, review of literature, and manuscript writing. Her primary interest in this project is current school climate for students across the U.S. and improvements to policy that will promote student health and agency and foster a more positive, nurturing environment for adolescent development.

Her research interests lie more broadly in the creation and maintenance of social locations within a cultural hierarchy that are determined by self vs. other perceptions of sexual orientation, gender identity, and race/ethnicity. Additionally, she is interested in how these facets of identity intersect and manifest in both individual- and group-level experiences within specific points of time and across generations. She is particularly concerned with capturing and articulating the experiences of marginalized groups and the larger role of emotional intelligence in developing empathy, reducing prejudice, and improving overall well-being.

During her undergraduate career, she researched aesthetics and perceptions of creativity in various types of artists under the supervision of Dr. James Kaufman. Her Honors thesis was published in the Division 10 journal for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts; she has co-authored several book chapters on this topic. As an undergraduate she was also a recipient of the SPSP Diversity Undergraduate Registration Award. She completed her Master’s degree at San Francisco State University under the supervision of Dr. Charlotte Tate, where she focused on perceptions of and attitudes toward sexual minority groups and related personality traits as well as the psychometric properties and validity of relevant measurement tools.