The Social Perception and Intergroup Inequality lab is housed in the Psychology Department of Cornell University (PI: Amy Krosch).
We aim to understand the persistent and wide-spread inequalities that exist between groups in America. We investigate social and economic factors that amplify discrimination, and the basic social-cognitive, perceptual, and emotional processes through which the goals and motivations of decision makers influence their behavior toward members of their own and other groups.
Our lab takes a multilevel approach to research, integrating ideas and methods from experimental social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral decision-making, and psychophysics.
Through this approach, we hope to advance psychological theories of intergroup bias, address basic questions about the flexibility of social cognition and perception, and ultimately inform interventions aimed at reducing group-based disparities in socio-economic and health outcomes.
Our lab respects and values the full spectrum of human diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, body type, socio-economic background, age, disability, and national origin. We strive for inclusion and diversity in achievement and sustained excellence through our research, training, and outreach, and actively seek to promote people underrepresented in psychology. Students of color, women, first generation students, and other underrepresented folks are strongly encouraged to apply to join the lab.
Lab News & EVENTS
5/2/18: Suzy Park successfully defends her honors thesis: "The changing face of race in a "majority-minority" America: Perceptual effects of advanced minority social status" - Way to go SUZY!!!!
11/8/17: Congratulations to Suzy Park! Suzy received both an Einhorn Discovery Grant and a Cornell Undergraduate Research Grant for her honors thesis.
10/14/17: Talk by Amy Krosch & Mina Cikara : 'Learning from in-group and out-group peers guides discriminatory behavior' at SESP 2017