SCIP Lab

Social Cognition & Intergroup Processes (SCIP) Laboratory

 

News

 

SPSP Spotlight

DEC 13, 2017 -- Dr. Perry is featured by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) as this month's Member Spotlight. Read Dr. Perry's interview here!


Grant Award

DEC 6, 2017 -- Undergraduate research assistant Liz Quinn was awarded a competitive Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant (AYURG) from the Northwestern University Office of Undergraduate Research to examine the role of implicit disgust in blame for hate crimes against gay men. We are proud!


Dr. Perry Joins the ISGMH Leadership Group

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NOV 27, 2017 -- Dr. Sylvia Perry has accepted an invitation to join the Leadership Group for the Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). Among other duties, the leadership group will advise ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, on matters pertaining to ISGMH's scientific priorities and campus and community partnerships. Dr. Perry is excited about the potential for future collaborative opportunities between the SCIP Lab and ISGMH!

In addition to Dr. Perry's leadership role, graduate student James Wages will affiliate with the institute as an ISGMH Graduate Research Fellow. In this role, James was selected to receive the ISGMH Graduate Fellow Research Award to pursue research related ISGMH's scientific priorities. James is honored to be selected for this award and looks forward to collaborating with ISGMH!


Dr. Perry's Upcoming Speaking Engagements

NOV 27, 2017 -- Dr. Sylvia Perry has been invited to speak at several academic conferences across the country over the next year. Dr. Perry is excited to share her expertise and research conducted in the SCIP Lab! 

In March 2018, Dr. Perry will give an invited symposium talk on diversity science at the Illinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological Science in Urbana and Champaign, Illinois. Dr. Perry will be speaking alongside several other distinguished psychological scientists, including Drs. Mesmin DestinAlice Eagly, and Sarah Gaither

In April 2018, Dr. Perry will be the invited Stereotyping and Prejudice speaker for the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. 

In July 2018, Dr. Perry has been invited to coordinate and speak at a symposium for the International Society for Political Psychology in San Antonio, Texas. The symposium will broadly focus on discrimination, stereotypes, and well-being in the American healthcare system. 


Grant Award

NOV 27, 2017 -- Dr. Allison Skinner was awarded a competitive Faculty Research Grant ($4,200) from Northwestern University to examinine the role of ingroup norm-consistent behavior in response to social rejection. The SCIP Lab is proud of her accomplishment!


Conference Announcements

NOV 27, 2017 -- Dr. Allison Skinner's chaired symposium--Racial/Ethnic Diversification in the U.S.: Emerging Social Psychological Issues--was accepted to the 2018 annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Skinner will give a talk in this symposium titled, A robust implicit bias against interracial couples: Evidence from Whites, Blacks, and Multiracials.

Graduate student James Wages, former SROP fellow Sirenia Sanchez, and former research assistant Sierra Semko will all present posters at this year's SPSP meeting in Atlanta. In addition to SPSP, Sirenia also presented her SROP research at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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


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 the SCIP Lab Manager, 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.