Bennett Callaghan is a first-year doctoral student. His research interests broadly relate to the psychology of social class, both in terms of how it is experienced (on a personal and cultural level) and how it is implicated in collective and inter-group process. For example, one current line of research investigates how class influences political participation and what kind of messages appeal to those of varying class backgrounds. Another one investigates the role of social class in propensities toward—and reactions to—prosocial behaviors, and a third examines class as a status-based entity that can be signaled to, and elicit particular behaviors from, others. He received his BA in Forensic Psychology, with a minor in English, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York) and spent two years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before coming to Yale.