Stats Atwood

Stats Atwood

Ph.D. Student in Psychology & Social Policy

Princeton University


I am a graduate student in psychology and social policy at Princeton University working with Kristina Olson at the Human Diversity Lab. I am also an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a junior fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies. My research explores the development, perceptions, and implications of gender diversity in adults and children.

I believe that the most powerful implications of gender diversity occur outside of the academy, and am eager to collaborate with folks beyond the field of psychology to further explore how gender influences our everyday lives. Additionally, I value human diversity and strongly believe that increasing representation of diverse individuals begets more comprehensive and innovative science. Thus, I am committed to practicing allyship that empowers diverse individuals at all levels of research.


  • Gender Diversity
  • Social Cognition
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Inequality


  • PhD in Psychology, 2020 - 2025 (expected)

    Princeton University

  • PhD in Psychology, 2019 - 2020

    University of Washington

  • BA in Psychology, 2012 - 2016

    Oberlin College

  • BM in Violin Performance, 2012 - 2016

    Oberlin Conservatory


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Infants relax in response to unfamiliar foreign lullabies

American infants relax in response to lullabies relative to non-lullabies, even when music is drawn from different cultures and sung in foreign languages.