Kim Chaney, PhD

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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.

Graduate Students

Izilda Pereira-Jorge

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My name is Izilda Pereira-Jorge. I completed my B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and then became a lab manager at the Diversity Science Lab at Washington University. My research interests include perceptions of prejudice, confronting prejudice, and diversity cues. I enjoy hiking, painting, cooking, and being overcaffeinated with friends in my free time. 

Duc Pham

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My name is Duc Pham. I grew up in Saigon, Vietnam, and am currently a 2nd year PhD student of the Social program. I am interested in studying lay theories of prejudice and activism and their implications for health and social justice efforts, especially through intersectional and cultural lenses. In my free time, I like to spend time in nature, go to a cute cafe (to write, read, and people-watch), and conduct my own arts projects.

Emma Wedell

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My name is Emma Wedell, and I am a 2nd year PhD student. My research interests include confrontation of prejudice and discrimination and the individual difference characteristics and circumstances that predict how people think about and respond to prejudice. When I'm not in the lab, I'm often cooking pizza with my friends, searching for frogs around nearby bodies of water, and enjoying ice cream at the UConn Dairy Bar.

Lab Alumni

Andrew Cortopassi, PhD
       Andrew completed his dissertation in the LTP lab and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Marley Forbes

        Marley completed undergraduate research in the LTP lab and is currently a doctoral student at University of Maryland.