Lab News

Fall 2019

  • Lab manager Tiffany Estep (Berea College) joins the lab! We're so happy you're here!

  • Undergraduate research assistant, Rylan Deer, is promoted to lab manager!

Summer 2019

  • Daphne Castro Lingl goes to the University of Utah to conduct summer research with Dr. Jacqueline Chen through the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)!

  • Katie Kroeper is accepted into the highly competitive 2019 Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology hosted at New York University! We are so proud of you Katie!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Lauren Edwards, accepts a competitive Research Assistant position at Bradley Hospital/Brown University! We'll miss you Lauren!

  • Dr. Stephanie Reeves (OSU), and graduate student Caitlyn Jones (Miami University) join the lab! We're so happy you're here!

Spring 2019

  • Graduate students Katie Kroeper, Elise Agbadu, and Heidi Williams, lab managers Trisha Dehrone and Elinam Ladzekpo, post-doctorate Dr. Dorainne Green, undergraduate research assistants Lucas Smith, Sydney Whiteford, Audrey Fried, and Lauren Edwards, and lab alumni Ganghui Suh and Jessica Carter present posters at the 2019 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference! 

  • Dr. Jennifer LaCosse presents a talk at the 2019 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference!

  • Katie Kroeper has a paper accepted titled "Marriage equality: On the books and on the ground? Beliefs and Behavior towards Same-Sex and Interracial Couples in the Wedding Industry!"

  • Katie Kroeper wins the top presenter award at the Self & Identity Preconference at SPSP 2019!

  • Lab managers Elinam Ladzekpo and Trisha Dehrone are accepted into grad school! 

  • Elinam Ladzekpo will pursue her doctoral studies with Dr. Sylvia Perry at Northwestern University and Trisha Dehrone will pursue her doctoral studies with Dr. Linda Tropp at University of Massachusetts,Amherst!  We will miss you, Elinam and Trisha!

  • Lab managers Elinam Ladzekpo and Trisha Dehrone win the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship!!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Sydney Whiteford, decides to pursue her masters in Public Health at the University of British Columbia!

  • Heidi Williams wins an Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award!

Fall 2018

  • Dr. Jennifer LaCosse (Florida State) joins the lab! We're so happy you're here!

  • Dr. Elizabeth Canning is invited to chair a symposium at SESP titled "Leveraging Social Psychology in Education: The interactions between individuals, instructors, and institutions!"

  • Katie Kroeper's dissertation proposal is accepted, and she is now ABD!

Summer 2018

  • Katie Kroeper wins the Gordon Kato Summer Fellowship! The Gordon Kato Summer Fellowship is awarded to students pursuing graduate degrees in social psychology who best exemplify Gordon Kato's intellectual curiosity, passion for the teaching and research of psychology, and appreciation of living life to its fullest potential.

  • Heidi Williams wins the Indiana University McFall Summer Research Fellowship!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Jackie Lisnek, accepts a competitive lab manager position at Washington University with Drs. Calvin Lai and Clara Wilkins! We'll miss you Jackie!

Spring 2018

  • Undergraduate researcher, William Jettinghoff, decides to pursue his doctoral studies in Psychology at the University of British Columbia with Drs. Azim Shariff and Kristin Laurin!

  • Heidi Williams presents at the 2018 Midwestern Psychology Association (MPA) conference!

  • Heidi Williams and undergraduate researcher, William Jettinghoff, win the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship! 

  • Katie Kroper, Elise Ozier, and Dr. Elizabeth Canning all have posters accepted at the 2018 Illinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological Science!

  • Katie Kroeper, Elise Ozier, Heidi Williams, Trisha Dehrone, Elinam Ladzekpo, Dr. Elizabeth Canning, and Dr. Katie Muenks present posters at the 2018 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference!

  • Dr. Mary Murphy, Katie Kroeper, and Elise Ozier have a paper published titled "Prejudiced Places: How contexts shape inequality and how we can change them" in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Canning serves on an invited panel titled "Challenging Motivation Theories: Invited Perspectives of Early Career Researchers" at the 2018 American Educational Research Association Conference.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Canning has a paper accepted at the 2018 Academy of Management Meeting!

  • Dr. Katie Muenks wins the Review of Research Award from the American Educational Research Association Conference!

  • Dr. Katie Muenks has a paper published titled "I can do this! The development and calibration of children's expectations for successes and competence beliefs" in Developmental Review.

  • Dr. Katie Muenks gets a paper accepted at the International Conference on Motivation (ICM) in Aarhus, Denmark that will take place in August 2018!

  • Dr. Mary Murphy receives an Early Career Award during the Self & Identity Preconference at the 2018 Society of Personality and Social Psychology Conference!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Jackie Lisnek, wins a Midwestern Psychological Association Regional Research Award from Psi Chi! 

  • Undergraduate researcher, Jess Carter, has a poster accepted at the 2018 National Conferences of Research (NCUR)!

  • Undergraduate researchers Cierra Williams and Jackie Lisnek have posters accepted at the 2018 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference!

  • Lab Manager Trisha Dehrone and undergraduate researchers, Luke Smith and Hannah Samuels, have posters accepted at Indiana University's Undergraduate Research Week!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Cierra Williams, wins the social science category at the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWit) Women's Research Poster Competition! Way to represent the lab!

Fall 2017

  • Lab Managers Elinam Ladzekpo (UCLA) and Trisha Dehrone (Rutgers), and Statistician Dr. Nedim Yel (ASU) join the lab! We're so happy you're here!

  • Elise Ozier passes her qualification exams and becomes a PhD candidate!

  • Dr. Dorainne Green (nee Levy) chairs a symposium at the annual Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Conference!

  • Dr. Katie Meunks accepts a position as an Assistant Professor Position at University of Texas, Austin!

  • Drs. Katie Muenks and Elizabeth Canning have paper presentations accepted at the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference!

  • Dr. Elizabeth Canning receives the Dr. T.W. Adams Distinguished Lecture Award from the University of Oklahoma!

  • Dr. Elizabeth Canning has a paper published titled "Improving performance and retention in introductory biology with a utility value intervention" in Journal of Educational Psychology.

  • MICL alumnus, Dr. Evelyn Carter and Dr. Mary Murphy have a paper published titled "Consensus and Consistency: Exposure to multiple discrimination claims shapes Whites' intergroup Attitudes in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

  • Katie Kroeper and Dr. Mary Murphy have a book chapter published titled "Supporting college and career readiness through social psychological interventions" in Preparing students for college and careers: Theory, measurement, and educational practice.

  • Dr. Mary Murphy wins a Raikes Foundation grant for the College Transition Collaborative!

Summer 2017

  • William Jettinghoff goes to USC to conduct summer research with Dr. Jesse Graham through the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)!

Spring 2017

  • Lab manager, Shahana Ansari, decides to pursue her doctoral studies with Dr. Kristin Pauker at University of Hawaii, Manoa!  We will miss you, Shahana!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Heidi Willimas, decides to pursue her doctoral studies with Dr. Mary Murphy at Indiana University, Bloomington!  We're excited to continue working with you Heidi!

  • Katie Kroeper wins a Graduate Student Paper Award at the 2017 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference!

Fall 2016

  • Post-Bac Ben Oistad, and Drs. Elizabeth Canning (Wisconsin), Dorainne Levy (Northwestern), and Katie Muenks (Maryland) join the lab! We're so happy you're here!

 

  • Elise Ozier is runner up for the 2016 PBS Graduate Research Symposium Outstanding Poster Award!

 

  • Dorainne Levy's paper (co-authored with Jennifer Heissel, Jennifer Richeson, & Emma Adam): Psychological and biological responses to race-based social stress as pathways to disparities in educational outcomes is published in American Psychologist! 

 

  • Dorainne's research is featured in the media!: 

American Public Media, Educate Podcast,

http://www.apmreports.org/story/2016/10/20/racism-stress

 

Daily Kos, 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/10/20/1585057/-Racism-stress-and-the-achievement-gap

 

The Atlantic, 

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/10/how-the-stress-of-racism-affects-learning/503567/

 

The Nation, 

https://www.thenation.com/article/racism-got-you-stressed-that-may-be-holding-kids-back-at-school-too/

 

Fortune, 

http://fortune.com/2016/09/14/raceahead-racism-explains-the-academic-achievement-gap/

 

  • Katie Muenks's paper (co-authored with Allan Wigfield, Ji Seung Yang, and Colleen O'Neal): Grit in high school and college students: Factor structure and relations to personality, self-regulation, engagement, and achievement outcomes is accepted for publication in the Journal of Educational Psychology!

 

  • Katie Muenks's paper (co-authored with Kathryn Wentzel, Daniel McNeish, and Shannon Russell): Relations between peer and teacher supports, motivation, and engagement in adolescent students is accepted for publication in Contemporary Educational Psychology!

 

  • The Raikes Foundation provides a grant to the College Transition Collaborative (CTC) to support its 23-school social belonging intervention and the probation project.

Summer 2016

  • Dr. Murphy, Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, and Dr. Megan Bang launch the Summer Teacher Training Institute in Seattle, funded by the Raikes Foundation. This week-long institute helps K-6 teachers create equitable learning environments in their classrooms to support students' motivation and achievement. 

  • Elise Ozier wins the Indiana University Heller Summer Research Fellowship! 

  • MICL alumnus, Dr. Evelyn Carter accepts a position as a Research Scientist in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UCLA!

Spring 2016

  • Heidi Williams wins the 2016 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference best poster award! Way to go, Heidi!

 

  • Dr. Murphy, Dr. Ashlyn Nelson, & Professor Victor Quintanilla are awarded a grant from the Character Lab to support their project, Rethinking School Discipline: A Randomized Social Psychological Intervention to Decrease Adverse Disciplinary Outcomes.

  •  Dr. Murphy, Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, & Dr. Megan Bang are awarded a grant from the Raikes Foundation to support their project, Moving Beyond Changing Mindsets: Creating a Culture of Growth in Schools. 

Fall 2015

  • MICL welcomes new lab manager, Shahana Ansari (Brunel University)! Welcome, Shahana!!

  • Dr. Murphy is a Fellow in Residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University for the 2015-2016 academic year!

  • Katie Kroeper wins the 2015 PBS Graduate Research Symposium Outstanding Poster Award!

  • Evelyn Carter & Dr. Murphy's paper: Group-Based Differences in Perceptions of Racial Bias: What Counts, to Whom, and Why? is published in Social Psychology and Personality Compass. 

  • The Raikes Foundation awards a grant to the College Transition Collaborative (CTC) to support its 23-school social belonging intervention project.

 

  • Postdoc, Dr.Kathy Boucher, accepts a position as an associate professor at University of Indianapolis!

Summer 2015

  • Heidi Williams goes to Stanford to conduct summer research with Dr. Greg Walton and Dr. Carol Dweck through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)!

Spring 2015

  • Lab Manager, Elise Ozier, decides to pursue her doctoral studies with Dr. Mary Murphy at Indiana University, Bloomington!  We're excited to continue working with you Elise! 

  • Kathy Emerson and Evelyn Carter graduate from IU with their PhDs! Congratulations, Doctors!

  • Katie Kroeper is runner-up in the SPSP Student Poster Award Competition!

  • Katie Kroeper wins the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award!

  • Katie Kroeper wins the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship!

  • Dr. Murphy is awarded a $2.2M NSF CAREER award for her project, Creating Equitable STEM Environments: A Multi-Method Contextual Approach to Mitigating Social Identity Threat Among Women in STEM. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

  • Evelyn Carter & Dr. Murphy's (co-authored with Destiny Peery and Jennifer Richeson) paper: Does cognitive depletion shape bias detection for minority group members? is published in Social Cognition.

  • The Spencer Foundation funds a project with UIC (Dr. Murphy, Co-PI) entitled, Non-cognitive factors predicting college student success.

  • The Russell Sage Foundation funds a project with Dr. Murphy, Dr. Sabrina Zirkel, and Dr. Julie Garcia entitled, Identity threats in higher education: Implications for college outcomes of under-represented students of color.

  • Dr. Murphy wins a 2015 IU Outstanding Junior Faculty Award!

  • Dr. Murphy named as a 40 under 40: Professors Who Inspire.

Fall 2014

  • The MICL welcomes lab manager, Elise Ozier from Indiana University, Northwest! Welcome Elise!!

  • Postdoc, Katie Boucher, and Dr. Murphy receive a SPSSI Grant-in-Aid grant for their research project exploring people's perceptions of interventions. 

Spring 2014

  • Lab Manager, Julian Rucker, decides to pursue his doctoral studies with Dr. Jennifer Richeson at Northwestern University! We will miss you, Julian!

  • Postdoc, Katie Boucher, and Dr. Murphy's intervention proposal selected and implemented by Stanford University’s Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS)’s Mindset Challenge!

  • Dr. Murphy, Professor Victor Quintanilla, Dr. Jim Sherman, and Dr. Amy Applegate receive an Indiana University Collaborative Research Grant (IUCRG) for their project entitled, An experimental investigation of the contexts and mechanisms shaping the procedural preferences of judges, attorneys, and the public when triaging family law disputes.

Fall 2013

  • The MICL welcomes lab manager, Julian Rucker from the University of Texas, Austin! Welcome, Julian!!

  • Evelyn Carter wins a Society for Personality and Social Psychology Diversity Travel Award!

Spring 2013

  • Dr. Murphy receives an Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star award!​

Fall 2012

  • 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!

  • ​Dr. Murphy and Dr. Daryl Wout receive a NSF Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) grant entitled, Creating a Diverse Society that Works: Investigating the Role of Social Identity Threat in Interracial Interactions.

Spring 2012

  • 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!

Fall 2011

  • The MICL welcomes lab manager Jennifer LaCosse from the University of Michigan!  Welcome, Jennifer!!

  •  Undergraduate researcher Mirjana Antonic wins a Kabbes Undergraduate Research Award and a Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) award to support her honors project!

  • Undergraduate researcher Joanne Skourletos wins a Kabbes Undergraduate Research Award to support her honors project!

  • Undergraduate researchers Gosia Warias and Allen Lei receive a Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award to support their research in the lab!

Spring 2011

  • Kathy Emerson is awarded Honorable Mention by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her grant proposal entitled, “How Organizational Lay Theories of Intelligence Affect Underrepresented Groups.” The NSF bestows this honor upon applicants who have submitted outstanding proposals and recognizes them for making a “significant academic achievement” on a national scale.

  • Kathy Emerson is awarded the Christopher B. Keys Award for Early Outstanding Research Achievement.  This award is made annually to a 1st through 3rd year graduate student  whose work best exemplifies a tradition of innovative, adventuresome research.

  • Undergraduate researcher, Laurel Wright is elected to Phi Beta Kappa!  Congrats, Laurel!

  • Kathy Emerson earns her Masters from the University of Illinois at Chicago!  Way to go, Kathy!!!

  • MICL lab manager, Nicole Senft decides to pursue her doctoral studies in Psychology at Georgetown University with Dr. Yulia Chentsova-Dutton!!  We are so proud of you, Nicole!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Laurel Wright wins a Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) award for her honors project!

  • Evelyn Carter wins a prestigious Abraham Lincoln Fellowship from the University of Illinois at Chicago!

Fall 2010

  • The MICL welcomes new graduate students Evelyn Carter from Northwestern University and Lara Mercurio from Harvey Mudd College!

  • The MICL welcomes lab manager, Nicole Senft from Marquette University!  We look forward to working with you, Nicole!

  • MICL Alum, Dr. Sylvia Perry begins a post-doc with Dr. Jack Dovidio at Yale University!  Good luck, Sylvia!  We miss you already!

  • Kathy Emerson wins the University of Illinois President’s Research in Diversity Award to support her work entitled “Organizational Implicit Theories of Intelligence as a Cue to Diversity and Prestige.”

  • Undergraduate researchers Gosia Warias and Laurel Wright win a Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award!

Summer 2010

  • Kathy Emerson wins best poster award at the 8th Biennial Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) conference!

  • Sylvia Perry wins runner-up in SPSSI poster competition!!  Way to represent the lab, you two!

Spring 2010

  • Sylvia Perry, PhD!!!  Congratulations to Sylvia for defending her dissertation entitled “Responses to Prejudice Feedback on the Race Implicit Associations Test and the Role of Bias Awareness.”

Fall 2009

  • The Mind and Identity in Context lab welcomes new graduate student Kathy Emerson from the University of California, Berkeley!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Yara Mekawi wins a Kabbes Undergraduate Research Award to support her honors project!

  • Undergraduate researcher, Tanika Thomas wins a Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) award for her research project entitled “Understanding the Consequences of Stereotyping and Accusations of Bias.”

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