Lab Director: Kim Chaney, PhD

Social Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Connecticut
My research focuses on lay theories of prejudice—theories everyday people have about the ways prejudice operates in society—prejudice confrontations, and ecological influences. By examining basic and applied questions about how people perceive, experience, and combat prejudice in their day to day lives, my research aims to broaden our understanding of prejudice and stigma, especially as it relates to cognitive, health and behavioral outcomes.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Abigail Fisher
        Research interests: social contexts' effects on lay theories of prejudice
Marley Forbes
        Research interests: classroom identity threats, stigma
Laura Vincent
        Research interests: origins of prejudice and lay theories

Collaborators

Dr. Diana Sanchez            Dr. Nicholas Alt                         Dr. Jessica Remedios