SCIP Lab

Social Cognition & Intergroup Processes (SCIP) Laboratory

 

News

 

SCIP Lab Welcomes New Lab Manager

AUG 9, 2017 -- Coming from Dominican University, Adilene Osnaya will be joining the SCIP Lab this month as the lab manager! Adilene brings a variety of rich research experiences and expertise to the lab, from Latina/o-based stereotype threat research to online data collection and neuroscience-based methodologies. We are very excited for Adilene to join the SCIP Lab at Northwestern! 


Featured Speaker

AUG 7, 2017 -- Congratulations to Sirenia Sanchez, SROP fellow in the SCIP Lab, for being selected as a featured speaker at the SROP Research Forum Opening Session at Northwestern! We are proud!

Sirenia's talk was titled, "For whom the risk matters: System-justying tendencies drive gender and racial differences in risk perception." Under the primary direction of Dr. Sylvia Perry and graduate student James Wages, Sirenia investigated the role of system-justifying beliefs as a motivated cognitive mechanism in explaining White men's elevated propensity for cognitive and behavioral risk skepticism, relative to women and racial minorities. 

Sirenia Sanchez, SROP featured speaker

Sirenia Sanchez, SROP featured speaker


Dr. Perry on Leave

JUL 28, 2017 -- Dr. Perry will be on leave during the Fall and Winter quarters of the 2017-2018 Academic Year. If you need to get in touch with Dr. Perry or have questions about the SCIP Lab, please contact Dr. Allison Skinner 📧 or Adilene Osnaya 📧


Press Release 

JUN 8, 2017 -- The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern interviewed Dr. Perry, an IPR associate, on her recent article examining the role of informal training experiences (e.g., intergroup contact, diversity training, and role modeling) in predicting medical student attitudes toward African Americans, published in the Social Psychology Quarterly. Click here to read!


New Postdoc

MAR 20, 2017 -- Coming from the University of Washington, Dr. Allison Skinner will be joining the SCIP Lab this summer as a postdoctoral scholar! Dr. Skinner studies the causes and consequences of subtle social bias (e.g., implicit racial bias), particularly how biases are activated and spread among children and adults.

We are very excited for Allison to join the SCIP Lab at Northwestern!



Conference Announcement

DEC 10, 2016 -- Dr. Perry's co-chaired symposium (with Dr. Jamie Abaied)--"Unpacking racial prejudice: Social processes in the development of intergroup attitudes"--was accepted to the 2017 biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) in Austin, Texas. Dr. Perry's symposium will feature her talk with Dr. Abaied, titled "Predictors of White parents' motivation to discuss race with their children," and talks from Drs. Sarah Gaither, Harriet Over, and Kristin Pauker. 


Research Paper Award

NOV 17, 2016 -- Our paper on the "Association between perceived medical school diversity climate and change in depressive symptoms among medical students" (first authored and presented by Dr. Rachel Hardeman) was awarded Best Research Paper by the Association for Medical Education in Europe.  


New Publications

NOV 17, 2016 -- Read our new work on how "Medical students’ growth orientation regarding interracial interactions affect their preparedness to care for minority patients," "The effects of formal and informal training experiences on explicit bias against African Americans among medical students," and the "Association between perceived medical school diversity climate and change in depressive symptoms among medical students" here, here, and here


New Funding

OCT 18, 2016 -- Congratulations to graduate students EP Nelsen and James Wages, who are the recipients of the Graduate Student Conference Travel Award granted by The Sexualities Project at Northwestern University (SPAN). This funding was awarded to present research at the 2017 meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in San Antonio, Texas. We are proud of and thankful for the support!


Conference Announcements

SEP 1, 2016 -- Dr. Perry's symposium--"Hard Truths About Race on Campus" (co-chaired by Drs. Elizabeth Shockley and Evelyn Carter)--was accepted to the 2017 annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Perry's symposium will feature her talk, titled "Admit or deny? People's perceptions of those who admit their racial bias", and talks from Drs. Evelyn Carter, Evan Apfelbaum, and Eric Knowles. 

Graduate students EP Nelsen and James Wages, will both present posters at this year's SPSP meeting in San Antonio. 

Congratulations to graduate student James Wages, who is the recipient of an SPSP Graduate Student Travel Award. We are proud!

Please visit us at the conference if you would like to learn more about the exciting research taking place in the SCIP Lab! 

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Conference Announcement

JUN 22, 2016 -- Dr. Perry's symposium--"Facing your own prejudice: Reactions to confrontations with implicit biases" (chaired by Dr. Adam Hahn)--was accepted to the 2016 annual meeting for the Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Perry's symposium will feature her talk, titled "Individual differences in Whites' racial bias awareness predict their perceptions of IAT feedback and others' racial biases," and talks from Drs. Erin Cooley, Adam Hahn, and Jennifer Howell. 


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New Beginnings

MAY 1, 2016 -- Dr. Perry has accepted an assistant professorship in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University! In addition, Dr. Perry will hold a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Social Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine, and will be a Faculty Associate in Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research. Dr. Perry starts her position on July 1, 2016, and she is looking forward to building the SCIP Lab within the Wildcat Community. 


New Publication

SEP 18, 2015 -- Dr. Perry's article “The impact of everyday discrimination and racial identity centrality on African American medical student well-being: A report from the medical student CHANGE study” is accepted into the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.


Media Interview

JUL 21, 2015 -- Vermont's NPR News Source (Vermont Edition) interviewed Dr. Perry on her recent article examining racial bias awareness published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Click here to listen! 


New Publication

JUN 29, 2015 -- Dr Perry’s article “Modern Prejudice: Subtle, but Unconscious? The Role of Bias Awareness in Whites' Perceptions of Personal and Others' Biases” is accepted into the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.