Lab Director: Kim Chaney, PhD
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
Research interests: social contexts' effects on lay theories of prejudice
Research interests: classroom identity threats, stigma
Research interests: origins of prejudice and lay theories