Group Identity and Social Perception Lab

News

Our recently published paper in Psychological Science shows how psychological interventions that help reduce the effects of social identity threat can have ecological effects that benefit entire classrooms.

Jonathan is an author on a new publication showing that in the presence of psychological stress, a values-affirmation intervention can prevent endothelial damage (a precursor to cardiovascular disease).

A recently published pilot study from the GISP lab suggests that many people living with MS anticipate stigma and this motivates disease concealment.

Meg received the 2015 Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship from The American Psychological Foundation to join the GISP Lab and study the relationship between stigma, depression, and disease progression in individuals with multiple sclerosis!

Michael succesfully defended his master's thesis! "When Faith Hurts: Stigma, Social Identity Threat, and Religion."

Check out Gabrielle's paper in PSPR examining people's perceptions of homosexuality and pro-gay ideology as pathogens!

Julia published a paper in Social Psychology on how threats to masculinity sequentially cause public discomfort, anger, and ideological dominance over women!

Events

Jonathan will be leading a discussion on navigating social identity in the classroom at the summer conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues in Minneapolis, June 24-26.

Michael will be presenting findings from a national study of religious stigma on May 27th at 10am at the Association for Psychological Science convention in Chicago!

Check out the four GISP LAB posters authored by undergraduate researchers at this year's convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, May 26th to 29th!

Jonthan spoke about, "Lasting Impact of Brief Psychological Interventions: New Findings and Insights" at Rutgers University, Newark's Psychology Department Spring Colloquium series on April 22nd.

Gabrielle gave a talk on stereotyping gay men and lesbians as contagious at the convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Michael spoke about the relations between Christian fundamentalism, perceived stigma, and outgroup attitudes at the Religion and Spirituality Preconference for the convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Julia gave a talk on masculinity threat and ideological dominance over women at the Political Psychology Preconference for the convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Jonathan spoke at the weekly meeting of the social psychology area at the University of Connecticut on December 9, 2015.

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Group Identity and
Social Perception Lab

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