Dr. Jessie Sun

Assistant Professor in St. Louis, MO

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I am an Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis (CV). My research examines two fundamental aspects of the good life—well-being and morality—in real-world contexts. To study people “in the wild,” I use a diverse methodological toolkit, including experience sampling, naturalistic audio recordings, informant reports, and personality change interventions.

Prior to joining WashU, I was a MindCORE Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and I received my Ph.D. from UC Davis and my BA (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

In my personal life, I strive to promote well-being by living vegan and have pledged to give to the most effective animal welfare and global poverty causes. For fun, I am a long-time classical singer and enjoy rock-climbing and dancing (bachata & kizomba). Thanks for visiting my page!

  • Education
    • University of California, Davis
    • The University of Melbourne