Our research group at Clark University consists of undergraduate and graduate students working on research related to intergroup conflict and cooperation (for short: RICC). Topics include prosocial behavior and solidarity between members of different groups, how people respond to group-based violence and victimization, processes during and in the aftermath of genocide, etc. Members of the research group work on experiments, survey research, archival research, and interviews; using mostly quantitative methods but also content analytic procedures. This research happens in the lab, online, and in communities; we work with various minority groups and groups that have experienced political and group-based violence, as well as with students at Clark.
Members of the research group can choose to focus on certain projects and methodologies or learn a variety of different approaches. We have weekly group meetings and the rest of the time is scheduled individually to work on research tasks within ongoing projects.
As an undergraduate student at Clark (Psychology major) you can get involved by taking my research course (Psyc 225), often followed by a second semester of capstone research (Psyc 292). I also accept volunteers. The number of positions in the research group is limited however, and you will need to apply by submitting this form. If you have any questions about our ongoing projects and available positions please contact me by e-mail or come to my office hours.
Kulani Panapitiya Dias presenting at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2013
End of semester RICC lunch, summer 2011. From left to right: Rashmi Nair, Magali Lemahieu, Jeanine Trinh Le, Kyle Benson, Selin Volkan, Lucas Mazur
End of semester RICC dinner, summer 2010.
From left to right: Magali Lemahieu, Suyi Liu, Fanklin Eneh, Aysha Abraibesh
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