Our lab researches how people manage the challenges associated with overcoming unintentional bias, prejudice, and stereotyping in contemporary society. Our efforts are aimed at mitigating bias by using evidence-based interventions to empower individuals to regulate their behavior and break the prejudice habit. More specifically, we focus on developing effective strategies for addressing unintentional biases related to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, physical appearance, and more in every day life.

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.