The Interaction Study
Our most recent work seeks to better understand how people think about, interact with, and talk to each other about other groups of people who are different from them. This could include people of different weights, religions, ethnicities, physical abilities, or sexual orientation. In order to examine these interactions, we use BIOPAC Acqknowledge software to record physiological responses, such as heart-rate, and to collect video recordings to code for participants’ behaviors (explicit and implicit) during their interactions. Implications of this research could speak to how people develop social biases and norms about prejudice and intergroup relations.