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The Psychological Science of Racism: Live Expert Panel for March 31, 2PM EDT

Panelists will discuss the psychological science of systemic racism, how racist attitudes and behaviors are formed, and how they can be influenced.

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT



  1. Priscilla Lui, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychology at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Lui conducts research on minority mental health and health disparities. She is interested in how people from diverse sociocultural backgrounds make sense of the world, and how their lived experiences associated with culture, ethnicity, and race affect their psychopathology and addictive behaviors. Using a social ecological framework, she studies intercultural contact (e.g., acculturation, discrimination), close social relationships (e.g., romantic relationship, intergenerational conflict), and intrapersonal characteristics (e.g., personality, cultural orientations) as determinants of psychopathology, primarily alcohol (mis)use. Through this program of research, Dr. Lui seeks to inform and influence clinical interventions that are most effective in alleviating distress and improving psychological functioning across diverse ethnocultural groups .To the extent that knowledge on the prediction and explanation of human psychology only is as good as our ability to assess these concepts, she has the expertise in scale development and evaluation of the quality of psychological measures. Dr. Lui was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science and was selected by the Society for Clinical Psychology to receive the2019Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology.

  2. Jackson G. Lu. Ph.D. - Mitsui Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Dr. Lu is the Mitsui Career Development Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at MIT Sloan, where he teaches Negotiation. His research focuses on culture and globalization. He was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets & Quants, and one of “30 Thinkers to Watch” for his research on the “Bamboo Ceiling”

  3. Michael Kraus, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management. Michael Kraus is a social psychologist who specializes in the study of inequality. His current work explores the behaviors and emotional states that maintain and perpetuate economic and social inequality in society. He also studies the emotional processes that allow individuals and teams to work together more effectively. Michael’s research has appeared in Psychological Review, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He currently teaches Power & Politics and Global Virtual Teams in the Yale SOM core curriculum. Michael is also the director of Yale’s summer internship in organizational behavior.

  4. Sapna Cheryan is a professor of psychology at the University of Washington. Her research investigates the role of cultural stereotypes in causing and perpetuating racial and gender disparities in U.S. society. She has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Review. In 2009, Dr. Cheryan received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 2012-2013, she was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City, and in 2016-2017, was a Lenore Annenberg and Wallis Annenberg Fellow in Communication at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her work has been cited widely in media outlets, including in the New York Times, NPR, and Washington Post. .

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