Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri-St. Louis
414 Stadler Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Phone: (314)-516- 4504
Fax: (314) 516-5392
My training is in Social Psychology with specialization in social cognition and intergroup relations, and my interdisciplinary research addresses topics in industrial/organizational psychology, health, and education. I examine stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from both the target’s and perceiver’s perspectives. My particular interest is in stereotype violation and how individuals who violate expectations are evaluated and treated, and also how being a stereotype violator affects one's identity, psychological wellbeing, and physical health. My current research program investigates the mechanisms linking experiences of stigma to psychological wellbeing, educational and career achievements, and physical health. I use multiple measures in my experimental research including self-report, implicit, non-verbal, behavioral, and physiological measures. My research program has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Army Research Institute, Psi Chi, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Haynes Foundation. I am interested in working with graduate students from I/O, behavioral neuroscience, and clinical psychology who share similar research interests. I will be accepting graduate students for Fall, 2015.