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I'm a second-year Marketing Ph.D. student at Boston University's Questrom School of Business, working with Dr. Carey Morewedge and Dr. Remi Trudel. Broadly, my interests are judgment and decision-making, prosocial behavior, and experiential consumption. 

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    BA, San Francisco State University, Psychology, Philosophy, 2015.

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      Donnelly, G., Ksendzova, M., Howell, R., Vohs, K., & Baumeister, R. (2016). Buying to blunt negative feelings: Materialistic escape from the self. Review of General Psychology, 3(20), 272.
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      Ksendzova, M., Iyer, R., Hill, G., Wojick, S., & Howell, R. (2015). The portrait of a hedonist: The personality and ethics behind the value and maladaptive pursuit of pleasure. Personality and Individual Differences, 79(1), 68-74.
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      Donnelly, G., Ksendzova, M., & Howell, R. (2013). Sadness, identity, and plastic in over-shopping: The interplay of materialism, poor credit management, and emotional buying motives in predicting compulsive buying. Journal of Economic Psychology, 39(1), 113-125.
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      Ksendzova, M., Donnelly, G., & Howell, R. (Accepted). A brief money management scale and its associations with personality, financial health, and hypothetical debt repayment. Journal of Financial Counseling & Planning,

      Howell, R., Ksendzova, M., Nestingen, E., Yerahian, C., & Iyer, R. (Accepted). Your personality on a good day: How state and trait personality predicts daily well-being. Journal of Research in Personality,

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