Profile: Kari Leibowitz
PhD Candidate, Stanford
Kari began her PhD in Social Psychology in 2015. She is interested in understanding how best to promote mindsets that increase psychosocial well-being, with a particular emphasis on understanding compassionate mindsets in various populations. Kari received her BA from Emory University in 2012. After graduation, Kari spent two years as the Program Coordinator for the Emory-Tibet Partnership and coordinated the visit of the Dalai Lama to Emory in 2013. Kari also spent a year studying wintertime mindset above the Arctic Circle in Norway under a Fulbright research grant. In her spare time, Kari enjoys visiting her friends abroad and reading fiction novels.
NoteStreams By Kari Leibowitz
Anyone who has ever tried to cut back on sweets has probably heard that all it takes is “mind over matter.”
But new research by Lenny Vartanian of UNSW Australia and Kristin Kernan and Brian Wansink of Cornell University is shedding light on the way your mindset interacts with your environment to influence eating behavior – specifically, unhealthy snacking.