My Research Interests
I have broad interests in stereotyping and discrimination, which generally fall into two lines of research: 1) social identities and self-evaluations, and 2) experiences and perceptions of discrimination and prejudice.
I am looking for smart, motivated students with an interest in Social Psychology and social issues research to help me
conduct research projects throughout the school year and over the summer. Working in a research lab is a great way to
prepare for grad school. Come talk to me about possible opportunities.
I am also taking honors thesis students for 2013-2014. Schedule an appointment with me to talk about your ideas.
Check out the Social Psychology Lab page for more details on student research experiences!
Currently, I am investigating how a woman's reaction to benevolent sexism in a job interview (either acceptance or rejection of sexist treatment) affects observers' judgments of her competence and their willingness to hire her.
I am also very excited about some recent data I collected that explores the factors that predict whether individuals will confront sexism when they experience it (i.e., confront for the self) and whether they will confront on behalf of other people when they witness sexism (i.e., confront for others).
Finally, I have current research projects investigating how perceptions of multiracial individuals vary as a function of their specific racial heritage, perceivers' attitudes toward affirmative action, and modern racist beliefs.
In the past I have done some work on gender stereotypes in math and science domains. One of my articles shows that gender biased photographs in science textbooks can impair high school girls' performance on a science test. Showing gender parity in the lesson removed this barrier, allowing girls to perform at the same level as boys in the classes.
See the "CV" tab for a list of publications. All papers are available upon request.