Splash Biography

RALPH DE GUZMAN, Yale sophomore in Davenport studying Biology.

Major: MCDB

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Graduated Northside College Preparatory High School (Chicago, IL) in 2022. Am currently majoring in Molecular Cellular, Developmental Biology (MCDB) with an interest in Neuroscience/Psychology. Prior lab experience in Genetics with the Jiang Lab (Summer 2023).

Past Classes

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S4888: Dark Arts of Social Influence in Splash Spring 2024 (Apr. 06, 2024)
This course, centered on social psychology, will teach students various "arts" of persuasion that all people are influenced by in their daily lives, namely: reciprocity, commitment, scarcity, social validation, liking, and authority. Questions such as "Why do we conform?" or "Why do advertisers do [insert technique here]?" will be explored. Class is meant to be fun and interactive, and gives insight as to what YOU can do to avoid being manipulated by others. Heavily inspired by Professor Lazzaro's PSYC 110 class -- Introduction to Psychology -- here at Yale.