Emily Plackowski

Emily Plackowski
Oregon State University | OSU · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy
I'm always on the lookout for new research, teaching, advocacy, and consulting connections and opportunities!


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I am a teacher, consultant, and researcher (primarily in the Disability and Social Interaction Lab, OSU). In general, my research focuses on the interplay between marginalized populations (e.g., those with disabilities) and the social world. I consider myself an advocate; I stand up, speak up, and write (up?) for equity and understanding. After investigating indirect contact and ableism for my dissertation, I am always on the lookout for new connections and opportunities!
August 2016 - May 2018
Northern Michigan University
Field of study
  • Psychological Science
August 2010 - May 2011
Alma College
Field of study
  • Psychology, Music


Publications (4)
In a two-study project, researchers used qualitative methods and inductive thematic analyses to investigate the lived awareness- and advocacy-related experiences of 27 adults with over 35 different rare diseases, disorders, or disabilities (RDs). In Study 1, participants in two focus groups described how a lack of RD awareness led to experiences wi...
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Undergraduate students evaluated scenarios depicting violence in a long-term dating relationship—in either video or written form, and involving either a male or female aggressor in either a same- or other-gender relationship. Other than the genders of the victims and assailants, the details of the scenarios were identical. Results showed that parti...
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Three hundred sixty-two undergraduates attending college in Michigan or West Virginia responded to a survey measuring their knowledge about Lyme disease, and their attitudes and behavioral intentions toward those with Lyme. Women, those who knew something about Lyme disease, and those who knew someone with Lyme disease showed the most knowledge, mo...


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