What are the causes and consequences of prejudice?

What is the nature of prejudice, and how can it be reduced? The lab is interested in understanding the causes and consequences of prejudice and discrimination, such that relations between groups can be improved. A unique focus of the lab is adopting a geographic approach to studying prejudice. That is, how does prejudice vary regionally, and how is it associated with serious regional outcomes (e.g., segregration, police killings, hate crimes, local legislation). This approach allows testing of psychological theory at regional levels with outcomes not possible to examine in the lab.