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

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  • 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 the 2019 Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology.
  • 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.”
  • 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 ReviewPerspectives 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.
  • Sapna Cheryan, Ph.D. - Professor, University of Washington. Dr. Cheryan's research investigates how cultural stereotypes cause and perpetuate racial and gender disparities in U.S. society.

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2PM-3PM EDT

Where: Newswise Live Zoom Room

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