Gender Equity in STEM and at Home

  • How can interventions at different stages (elementary, high school, university, workplace) counteract gender inequality in STEM fields? How do class/team network dynamics shape women's STEM success?

  • Why do young adults with egalitarian relationship goals still stereotype their partners into traditional roles? How can we improve these inaccurate predictions?

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Trust and Interdependence

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  • How does high-stakes interdependence influence trust development, friendship integration, and negotiation within the context of cross-cultural relationships?

  • Can situations structured to include risk and sacrifice, such as mixed-motive dilemmas, help develop trust between strangers and friends from different backgrounds?

Collective Threat

  • How do reputational concerns of  minority group members affect their choices about integrating stereotypic ingroup peers into their social and academic circles?

  • Do women in STEM majors exclude stereotypically feminine same-sex peers?

  • Does occupying an influential network position attenuate collective threat?

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Overcorrection and Intergroup Trust

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  • Under what circumstances will majority group members “bend over backwards” to repair trust in intergroup interactions?

  • How are such trust-repair efforts received by minority group members?

Implicit Intergroup Trust

  • Can implicit measures of trust capture majority group members’ underlying attitudes toward minority group members?

  • Do trust-building lab experiences increase implicit trust between outgroups?

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Innuendo and Compensation

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  • Is strategic communication a key mechanism for compensation effects?

  • Does perceivers’ knowledge of negativity omission lead them to infer that targets described as “nice” lack competence or that “smart” targets lack warmth?

  • Does presenting information "randomly" (versus with opportunities for strategic omission) weaken compensation effects?

Perceptions of Social Class

  • Do poor versus rich individuals who violate or fulfill work ethic norms trigger polarized reactions toward the poor, particularly among affluent perceivers?

  • Do perceivers ascribe to poor (vs. rich) people less self-control but higher moral obligations to help marginalized others?

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