Graduate Assistant (2009-2010)
David Matthew Doyle, B.S. was the 2009-2010 Graduate Fellow for the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Doyle received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. Subsequently, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, where he ran projects exploring body image disturbance and the objectification of women in the United States. Concurrent with his fellowship at the Center, Mr. Doyle was also a second-year doctoral candidate in the applied social psychology program at Loyola University Chicago.
Mr. Doyle’s commitment to human rights issues is demonstrated by his research on the mental health of stigmatized individuals affected by prejudice and discrimination, especially those within the LGBT community. His research also includes an examination of the well-being of children adopted by gay and lesbian parents. In 2008, Mr. Doyle was chosen as one of twenty-five graduate scholars to attend the International LGBT Psychology Summer Institute at the University of Michigan. He has presented his research at a variety of professional conferences, including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Midwestern Psychological Association, and currently has one manuscript under review at Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and is in the process of writing-up two others for publication.