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Mary C. Murphy

The Mind and Identity in Context Lab at Indiana University www.mindandidentityincontext.com What does your research focus on? My research focuses on the science of diversity. My students and I develop […]... More>


Lisa Leslie

University of Minnesota www.csom.umn.edu/faculty-research/lmleslie/Lisa_Leslie.aspx What does your research focus on? In my research, I use a social cognition perspective to understand issues related to diversity in organizations. More specifically, I […]... More>


OppNet Request for Applications: Basic Sociobehavioral Research on Stigma

The NIH Opportunity Network (OppNet) request for applications is to support projects that elucidate mechanisms underlying stigma that are relevant across health conditions or stigmatized statuses. ... More>


How To Defuse a Hateful Slur

I grew up in a town, and a time, with a great deal of racial and ethnic tension, and I heard hateful slurs constantly at school.  African-Americans, then politely called […]... More>


A Vaccination Against Social Prejudice

Evolutionary psychologists suspect that prejudice is rooted in survival: Our distant ancestors had to avoid outsiders who might have carried disease. Research still shows that when people feel vulnerable to illness, they exhibit more bias toward stigmatized groups. But a new study in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science suggests there might be a modern way to break that link.... More>