Group Identity and Social Perception Lab


The GISP lab is seeking a new graduate student to begin fall 2018! See the psychology department's website for application info and email Dr. Cook with any specific questions.

Hyun Joon has received a Graduate Travel Award to attend the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention in Atlanta!

Michael and Jonathan are authors on an article in PSPB that makes recommendations on how to best measure religiosity across religious cultures.

Jonathan is an author on an article in PNAS, showing that affirmation interventions delivered in middle school can reduce racial achievement gaps years later in high school and college.

Michael, Gabrielle, and Jonathan explore the conflicting multilevel forces around concealment and disclosure decisions in a review article in Journal of Social Issues.

Our new article in Journal of Social Issues shows that for people living with chronic illness, identity concealment is a strategic choice that can affect health.

Jonathan and Diane Quinn edited an issue of Journal of Social Issues, Identity Concealment: A Multilevel Perspective on Causes and Consequences.

Michael successfully defended his comprehensive exam! "Do Core Needs Explain Wise Interventions? An Integrated Theory for Social Psychological Intervention Science."

Michael was selected to attend SISPP 2017 at the University of Southern California!

A new article in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, which includes the GISP lab, suggests that affirmations can improve academic performance for students low in belonging, regardless of their race/ethnicity.

Michael received a Research Seed Grant from the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (APA Division 36)!

Julia successfully defended her comprehensive exam! "Masculinity May Be an Important but Unstable Self-Concept that Men Psychologically Defend"


Michael gave a talk about religion-based social identity threat at the convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Antonio, TX.

Michael and Jonathan co-chaired a symposium, Expanding theory on identity threat: New populations and diverse outcomes at the convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Antonio, TX.

Jonathan spoke at the Intervention Science Preconference at #SPSP2017.

Jonathan presented on, The Science of Inclusion, as part of the Penn State 2D Cyrstal Consortium Materials Innovation Platform webinar series funded by NSF.

Jonathan presented at the Social Psychology Brownbag meeting at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Group Identity and
Social Perception Lab

525 Moore Building
Department of Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802