The Social Cognition and Intergroup Processes Lab
at Eckerd College
Biases in social attitudes and perceptions
The Social Cognition and Intergroup Processes Lab at Eckerd College is directed by Dr. Stephanie Mallinas. Dr. Mallinas works closely with undergraduate student researchers on projects relating to biases in social attitudes and perceptions. Our lines of research include how people decide whether others are ingroup or outgroup members, the roles of ideology and morality in social cognition, individual differences in prejudice and stereotyping, and how threat and motivation influence judgments of others.
Eckerd students may apply to participate in the lab through volunteering or class credit. Student research assistants are involved in many aspects of the research, including study design, literature searches, hypothesis generation, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Mallinas or any of the current student research assistants!