Welcome to the Diversity and 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?
Our lab is located in Straub Hall at University of Oregon.
The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon.