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.

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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.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests:

  • Stereotypes and Prejudice

  • Heterosexism

  • 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.

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • Police brutality and colorism

  • Toxic white identity

  • White entitlement

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KAELAN VAZQUEZ

Lab Manager, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • Stereotyping & prejudice

  • Identity Signaling/Management

  • Confrontation

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SAFA ASAD

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest:

  • Disparities in access to education/educational opportunities

  • Achievement gap

  • Enhancing educational systems

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BRIANNA  MABIE

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest:

  • Institutional anti-racism

  • White accountability for racism

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KIANNA KING

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Racial trauma in the workplace

  • Intravenous marginalization 

  • Human personality

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ALUMNI & AFFILIATES

Meet who else helps to make SIP lab flourish!

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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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RUSSELL STEIGER, PH.D

Post Doc NYU, Instructor at DePaul University

Research Interests:

  • Moral emotions, values, and judgments

  • Contempt and disgust as predictors of social attiudes

  • Ideological bias and conflict

  • Links between LGBT discrimination and sex discrimination

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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

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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Meet the 2020-2021 SIP Lab 

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