CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

Meet the current research team!

The SIP lab is full of passionate researchers from diverse backgrounds who all come together to collaborate on difficult research questions.

CHRISTINE REYNA, PH.D

Principle Investigator, Professor

Research interests:

  • The influence of stereotypes on attributional judgments

  • Stereotypes as legitimizing ideologies

  • The influence of stereotypes on political decision making

  • Perceived value violations and political decision making

  • The origins and consequences of moral judgments

  • The use of stereotypes to convey identity

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THERESA LUHRS, PH.D

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests:

  • Intimate violence

  • Perpetrators of intimate violence

  • Perceptions of men as victims

  • Intuition and the experience of intimate partner violence

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JEN ZIMMERMAN, PH.D.

Instructor

Research Interests:

  • Ideological beliefs

  • Legitimacy

  • System justification & resistance

  • Justice issues

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ANDREA (ANDE) BELLOVARY, M.A.

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • White identity and threat perception

  • System legitimacy and perception

  • Political decision making

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KARA HARRIS, M.A.

Lab Manager, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • Police brutality and colorism

  • Toxic white identity

  • White entitlement

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ALUMNI & AFFILIATES

Meet who else helps to make SIP lab flourish!

MARK BRANDT, PH.D

Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Research Interests:

  • Morality and moralization

  • Belief system networks

  • Worldview conflict

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JIM DAVIS, PH.D

Assistant Professor, Benedictine University

Research Interests:

  • Experiences of social class and status

  • Toxic white identity

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PJ HENRY, PH.D

Associate Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi

Research Interests:

  • Forms of prejudice around the world

  • Gender equality

  • Legitimizing ideologies

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OR'SHAUNDRA (O.B.) BENSON, PH.D.

Associate Professor at College of DuPage

Research Interests:​

  • Stereotypes

  • Gender and racial identity

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GEOFFREY WETHERELL, PH.D

Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University

Research interests:

  • Stereotypes and Prejudice

  • Social and Political Conflict

  • Moral Psychology

  • Meaning in Life

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RUSTY STEIGER, PH.D

Post Doc NYU, Instructor at DePaul University

Research Interests:

  • Moral emotions, values, and judgments

  • Contempt and disgust (as they relate to moral judgement and values)

  • Religious and political ideology as predictors of moral values

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ALI OMAIR, PH.D

Jazan University

Research Interests

  • Attributions and gender discrimination

  • The impact of stereotypes on self and social identity

  • Empowerment in the Middle East

  • Applications of social, developmental, and cognitive psychology in education

KAELAN VAZQUEZ

Ph.D Student

Research Interests:

  • Stereotyping & prejudice

  • Identity Signaling/Management

  • Confrontation

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SAFA ASAD

P.h.D Student

Research Interest:

  • Disparities in access to education/educational opportunities

  • Achievement gap

  • Enhancing educational systems

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AMY ANDERSON, PH.D

Post-Doc at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Research Interests:

  • STEM identity

  • Positive youth development

  • Educational equity

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