Some questions we are exploring include:
- How is identity threat signaled to people who belong to stigmatized or stereotyped social groups?
- Which cues can be included in threatening environments to make them more comfortable for people who are stigmatized?
- How do environments signal that their organization welcomes diversity, and how is that interpreted by newcomers?
- Why do women leave Math, Science, and Engineering fields at a much greater rate than men?
- Are there differences in how bias is detected by majority and minority group members?
- Why are interracial interactions often uncomfortable for both majority and minority members? What can we do lessen that discomfort?
- What are the effects of interracial friendships for majority and minority members?
News from the lab:
- The Mind and Identity in Context Lab moves to Indiana University!
- MICL Alumnus, Yara Mekawi begins her doctoral studies in Clinical/Community psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! Congrats, Yara!
- MICL Alumnus, Laurel Wright begins her Masters of Public Health studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago! Yay, Laurel!
- Evelyn Carter earns her Masters from the University of Illinois at Chicago! Way to go, Evelyn!
- Dr. Murphy is recognized by the graduating Class of 2012 with the UIC Silver Circle Award for Exemplary Teaching!
- Lab manager, Jennifer LaCosse, decides to pursue her doctoral studies with Dr. Ashby Plant at Florida State! We will miss you, Jen!
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