Group Identity and Social Perception Lab


Congratulations to Dr. Julia Dahl on her graduation and new position as a postdoctoral scholar at the U.S. Army Research Institute! The GISP lab wishes her the best of luck in her career moving forward.

Meg and Jonathan published an article in Social Science & Medicine showing that stigma prospectively predicts depression in people living with MS.

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Dahl, who successfully defended her dissertation, "Women's Under-Confidence and Men's Over-Confidence in STEM"!

Michael and Jonathan discuss the psychological and societal consequences of the president's anti-Muslim tweets in an article for The Conversation.

Michael and Jonathan explore how religion can be a consequential source of social identity threat in an article in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

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.


Jonathan was on the panel "Promoting Psychophysiological Resilience in the Face of Discrimination" at the conference of the American Psychosomatic Society.

Hyun Joon presented the poster Higher cortisol levels predict better academic performance for Black and Hispanic students at the annual SPSP conference. #SPSP2018

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