Diversity & Social Cognition Lab
We investigate how diversity impact social cognitive processes related to racial attitudes, behaviors, and categorization.
In our lab we employ a rich set of methodologies that include experience sampling, longitudinal approaches, analyzing nonverbal behaviors, reverse correlation, eye tracking, and mouse tracking paradigms, to test assumptions about intergroup relations across three main areas: racial diversity, race-related norms, and social perception.
Some of the questions were are currently interested in:
How does diversity shape how we talk about race?
What do people think of when they hear the word “diversity”?
Do race-relations operate differently online?
How does race influence emotion perception?
What factors influence how we perceive Multiracial individuals?
April 3 2023 - Marcus Cumberbatch accepts his Ph.D. offer at UO and will join the lab in Fall 2023!
Feb 15 2023 - Gretchen Nihill accepts her Ph.D. offer at UO and will join the lab in Fall 2023!
Dec 9 2022 - Our paper Navigating Race in a Racially Diverse Environment: An Experience Sampling Study on the Daily Use of Race in Conversations within Hawai‘i was accepted at The Journal of Social Psychology!
Nov 8 2022 - Our paper Detecting Biracial Identity Strength: Perceived Phenotypicality is Inaccurate was accepted at Self & Identity!
Sept 16 2022 - Dr. Meyers moves to the University of Oregon!