Aislinn Low

Aislinn Low

Research Assistant


Aislinn Low is a senior Honors student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavior, as well as a Psychology minor. She is a member of UNH's professional neuroscience honors society, Nu Rho Psi, a Peer-Led Team Learning Coach for fundamental neuroscience courses, a UNH tutor, and a member of the UNH chapter of Circle K International. Aislinn is also a recipient of the 2021 UNH Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award.


Research Projects and Interests

Aislinn is currently working on her senior Honors thesis, "Take A Chance On Me: How Motivation, Risk Perception, and Personality Enter into Choices About Interpersonal Relationships", to examine the relationships between motivation, interpersonal risk perception, and personality traits, such as the Big Six and personal intelligence.

Over this past summer, Aislinn conducted a SURF study titled "People's Understanding of Personality and Their Everyday Behavior". This study examined the relationships between personality traits, such as the Big Six and personal intelligence, and maladaptive behaviors, such as those composing the Dark Tetrad of Personality (i.e. Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Sadism).

Previously, Aislinn has been a research assistant for Hannah Lightcap on her studies "Exploring Personal Intelligence and Health" (Spring 2020) and "Personality and Health Goal Achievement" (Spring 2021). Aislinn conducted a secondary data analysis of "Exploring Personal Intelligence and Health Goals", titled "Personally Motivated: How Personal Intelligence and Motivation Relate", to investigate the relationship between personal intelligence and situational motivation subscales.

Aislinn presented "Personally Motivated: How Personal Intelligence and Motivation Relate" at the 2021 UNH Undergraduate Research Conference and at the 2021 Virtual Biennial Conference of the Association for Research in Personality.

Aislinn has gained extensive experience in SPSS data cleaning and data analysis code, narrative coding, and survey creation and inspection. She has also created and presented a data cleaning tutorial to other research assistants in the Personality Laboratory.