Our lab investigates interactions and relationships between people from diverse groups. What makes our initial encounters, partnerships, and friendships with individuals from different cultural backgrounds stagnate or succeed? What steps can individuals (and institutions) take to build or repair trust in intergroup interactions? How can we maintain interpersonal trust when facing intercultural conflicts?
We take a social psychological approach to understanding the interpersonal dynamics of intergroup interactions and relationships. We attempt to clarify how both situational and individual factors interact in ways that enable people to connect and bridge cultural divides. Our work addresses questions related to impression management, nonverbal behaviour, affect, depletion, cooperation, and trust.
- June 12, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the ESS consortium, including PhD student Emily Cyr and Dr. Bergsieker, co-authored a successful grant proposal with Dr. Kim Jones of McMaster, Ensuring Effective and Equitale Teamwork in Virtual Workplaces, to broaden our understanding of how to pursue remote learning and work without perpetuating inequities.
- May 15, 2020
Congratulations to lab member Harrison Oakes on winning this year’s Governor General’s Gold Medal for Highest Standing in a Doctoral Program!
- Apr. 16, 2020
SSHRC CGS-M are awarded to students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement, strong personal characteristics, and potential high quality research in their studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health. Jessica Trickey is a 2020 recipient of the SSHRC CGS-M by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Congratulations, Jessica, and best wishes on your continuing graduate studies!