Anjuli Corzine

anjuli-corzine-400-deans.jpgName:  Anjuli Corzine

Department:  Psychology

What Award/ Scholarship did you receive?  Dean’s award

What year do you expect to graduate?  2020

Where do you call home?  Sunnyvale, California

With all of the choices for college, what made UC Santa Cruz stand out?  The beauty of the campus and the sense of community within the student body.

What is your field of focus?  Psychology

What do you hope to do once you graduate from UC Santa Cruz?  I hope to go to grad school for clinical psychology.

What is one memorable moment that stands out for you as a student here?  One memorable moment I have as a student was participating in the undergraduate TA program for psych 1. Being a part of that community with my fellow TA’s and the students and watching how supportive and helpful everyone in that environment was reminded me of why I wanted to come to UCSC in the first place.

What is your one piece of advice for incoming students about life at UC Santa Cruz?  Explore activities outside of required courses, research, field studies, internships etc. While I did love my courses, extracurriculars were really where I found my passion and my path, they really changed the way I experienced my years at UCSC.

How will this scholarship impact your academic life /research?  This scholarship affirms that I have the ability to conduct independent and largely individual research, and has impassioned me to continue to strive for more opportunities to engage in projects like this one.

Comments from Anjuli Corzine's faculty mentor:

Anjuli Corzine received a Deans' Award for her research Harm, Responsibility, and Ambiguity in Judgements about Sexual Behaviors. In the letter of support for her project, her faculty mentor submitted the following: “Anjuli is brilliant, conscientious, and easy to work with. She is among strongest of the several hundred undergraduate students I have known at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. Anjuli’s thesis project examines how college students and other adults perceive, reason about, and judge sexual and romantic violations. She designed a comprehensive survey to investigate when and why people sometimes think so differently about what is acceptable behavior in sexual and romantic contexts. She presented participants with a series of carefully designed stories, ranging from straightforward cases of consent or refusal to more ambiguous cases (e.g., giving a compliment). Her study found that while most people agreed on the straightforward cases of consent and non-consent, both college students and other adults disagreed considerably about the ambiguous cases. For ambiguous cases, there were significant effects of both general attitudes toward victims of sexual violations, participant gender, and the gender of the interactants in the stories. In combination with her careful review of the relevant literature from several fields, Anjuli’s findings shed light on the processes by which men and women sometimes disagree about intentions and acceptable actions in sexual and romantic contexts. Her thesis project is so strong I am confident it will lead to a strong peer-reviewed publication.  In short, Anjuli is a student of which our campus should be extremely proud: she has the intellectual astuteness, the independence, and the collaborative spirit to make a significant career in research.”

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