Aline da Silva Frost

Aline da Silva Frost Portrait


  • M.A., Psychology, University of California, Davis
  • B.A., International Relations, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro

Research Focus

Aline's research focuses on basic evaluative processes in both interpersonal and intergroup contexts.

Evaluation is central to the human experience: Our likes and dislikes can drive our decisions, they are a foundational part of our self-knowledge, and they help us navigate our experiences and make sense of the world.

Unsurprisingly, evaluative processes have been studied across multiple and often disparate literatures, including intergroup bias, close relationships, consumer preferences, persuasion, and decision-making. Interestingly, each literature builds from its own set of long-standing assumptions, which often subtly but powerfully inform researcher questions and conclusions.

By taking a step back to question and test these assumptions, her work aims to shed new light on how evaluations work and to start connecting across the disparate literatures that study them.


Ledgerwood, A., da Silva Frost, A., Kadirvel, S., Maitner, A., Wang, A., & Maddox, K. (in press). Methods for advancing an open, replicable, and inclusive science of social cognition. Chapter to appear in K. Hugenberg, K. Johnson, & D. E. Carlston (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Social Cognition.

Itani, A. I., Coleman, C. W., AlGhazali, R., AlMalik, M., da Silva Frost, A., Fadavi, N., Imran, M., Weltzien, K., Yousef, S., Ledgerwood, A., & Maitner, A. T. (2023). Are negative frames equally sticky across cultural contexts? Exploring sequential framing effects with Arab participants in the UAE. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology.

da Silva Frost, A., Wang, A., Eastwick, P. & Ledgerwood, A. (2022). Summarized attribute preferences have unique antecedents and consequences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

da Silva Frost, A., & Ledgerwood, A. (2020). Calibrate your confidence in research findings: A tutorial on improving research methods and practices. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology.



Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship

Psychology Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Award

Dukes Award