Current Plant Lab Graduate Students
Stephanie Mallinas, M.S.
My research broadly focuses on identifying and understanding the various factors that influence implicit and explicit intergroup responses. I am particularly interested in the roles of threat and morality in motivating attitudes toward, perceptions of, and affective responses to ingroup and outgroup members. One main line of research considers how moral and prejudiced attitudes are related but distinct in the intergroup domain. Additionally, I examine the ways in which contextual factors influence intragroup and intergroup cognition. This line of my work focuses on the use of social category information in managing social uncertainties, such as perceptions of unfamiliar others and ingroup-outgroup categorization.
Danielle Krusemark, M.S.
I am interested in racial, cultural, and diversity issues. My research generally falls into three lines: racial identity, antiprejudice, and cultural appropriation. In my racial identity work, I investigate what influences racial identity among biracial individuals and what influences others' perceptions of biracial individuals' racial identity. In my antiprejudice work, I investigate how antiprejudice motivates individuals to take political action. Last, in my cultural appropriation work, I investigate what influences attitudes toward cultural appropriation and how cultural appropriation influences attitudes, stereotypes, and identification with cultural groups.
Kristina Chamberlin, M.S.
My research examines issues related to gender and racial prejudice, discrimination, and inequality. In particular, I study how people understand and respond to these issues and what influences them to confront inequities interpersonally and at the systemic or institutional level (i.e., through collective action). For instance, my current work examines how factors like systemic sexism perception, antisexism and antiracism, and interracial contact influence collective action engagement for social change.
Doug Kievit, M.S.
My research explores questions related to prejudice, intergroup relations, and politics. Broadly, I am interested in how basic group processes and intergroup attitudes operate in our increasingly tribal sociopolitical climate. For example, some of my current work finds that partisans are particularly motivated to engage in political aggression when they believe that doing so will help them gain the favor of fellow ingroup members. I am also interested in the automatic and controlled processes involved in the expression of prejudice and intergroup hostility, particularly when people perceive relaxed normative restrictions on such expressions.