Visit our lab: Politics and Intergroup Relation Lab (PIRL)
People dedicate a great deal of conscious and unconscious thought to the groups they're in and the groups they're not in. I study how such intergroup thought affects our behavior and attitudes --with a particular focus on political judgment. For instance, I'm conducting research examining the extents to which White Americans' political attitudes and behavior are driven by ingroup-focused concerns (e.g., racial identity), outgroup-focused concerns (e.g., prejudice against non-Whites), or ostensibly group-neutral ideology (e.g., conservatism). I also have active interests in religious-group prejudice, interracial interaction, and the interplay of intergroup thinking and Theory of Mind.