Research

Our lab researches how people manage the intrapersonal and interpersonal challenges associated with prejudice and stereotyping in contemporary society. Our efforts are aimed at mitigating bias at the individual and institutional level using evidence-based interventions to empower individuals to regulate their use of stereotypes and break the prejudice habit.

In collaboration with Dr. Kristin Shutts,  Katharine Scott is adapting the Prejudice Habit Breaking Intervention to empower parents to address their children’s intergroup biases.

Emily Dix continues her work on the importance of interracial humility, the cumulative nature of bias for POC, and what it means to be an effective ally.

 

In a new program of research, Megan Bruun is investigating the content of stereotypes regarding trans individuals, mechanisms that underlie transphobia, and prejudice reduction strategies.