Our lab focuses on inter-group relations from both a social and cognitive perspective.
From the social perspective, we investigate the extent to which perceptions of cultural change are associated with inter-group relations between ethnic majority and minority groups. We are also interested in the role of religion and morality in persuasion and inter-group conflict.
From a cognitive perspective, we study the visual and semantic processes that underlie person and group perception. We study how social categorization, stereotyping, and prejudice affect inter-group relations, and we are particularly interested in how these processes change overtime.
Many of our research programs have direct applications to inter-group relations along the US-Mexico border.