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Dr. Mary C. Murphy

Dr. Mary Murphy is the Principal Investigator of the Mind and Identity in Context Lab at Indiana University and Co-founder of The College Transition Collaborative.

Mary received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em Horns!), and is originally from San Antonio, TX. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Stanford University in 2007, mentored by Claude Steele. She was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University from 2007-2009, advised by Jennifer Richeson. In 2009, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And in 2012, Mary and the lab moved to Indiana University where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. You can read more in this APS Rising Star interview.

Mary’s research interests focus on developing and testing theories about how people’s social identities and group memberships interact with the contexts they encounter to affect their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, physiology, and motivation.

Outside the lab, Mary is enjoying Bloomington, making new friends, taking long walks with her husband Victor and their pups Walla & Frida, and watching/reading all things Oprah.

  • P304: Social Psychology and Individual Differences

  • P397: Supervised Research I

  • P398: Supervised Research II

  • P497: Supervised Research III

  • P498: Capstone Supervised Research

  • P657: Stereotyping and Prejudice (Graduate Seminar)

  • P657: Law and Social Psychology (Graduate Seminar)

  • P721: Group and Intergroup Processes (Graduate Seminar)

*All course materials can be found on Canvas.
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