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Emotions & Social Identity in Psychology Lab  

What is the

In this Social Psychology lab we seek to understand how emotion and cognition shape intergroup relations. 

Ongoing research questions include:

  • How do people respond to racial passing? And, what factors affect this response?
  • What are the emotional antecedents of competitive victimhood?
  • How do perceptions (e.g., outgroup cohesiveness) shape responses to apology?
  • What is the best way to frame an intergroup apology so as to promote reconciliation?
  • How do norms about how we are “supposed to feel” shape responses to collective disadvantage?

What role do research assistants play in the lab?

  • Research assistants play a vital part in conducting the research that is done in the lab, from beginning to end. 
  • Research in our lab is done in teams, each consisting of roughly three student members – a team leader, team associate, and team assistant. 
  • Research teams are organized hierarchically to facilitate the progress of each project and to advance team members from novice researchers to experts. 
  • Students' skills and responsibilities shift based on their experience in the lab and the project at hand.

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Contact Information:

Department of Psychology
Lewis & Clark College
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 16
Portland, OR 97219

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-- This blog is maintained by two social scientists, Gabriele Paolacci and Massimo Warglien in an effort to accumulate knowledge about the reliability of AMT as a tool for experimental research