Department of Psychology (PSY)
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Tufts University (2009); B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College (2002)
Intergroup relations; Lay theories about race; Ambiguity in social perception and behavior; Social development of stereotyping, prejudice, & discrimination.
My research examines how a person’s immediate environment and culturally-shaped theories about race impact basic social perception, social interactions, and stereotyping in childhood and throughout development. My research spans both Social and Developmental Psychology and has been featured in journals including Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. As Director of the Intergroup Social Perception lab, my work has been supported by a Pathway to Independence Award from NICHD and a NSF grant. I also received the 2016 Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research. More information regarding my research interests and publications can be found on my lab webpage.
Undergraduate: PSY 100: Survey of Psychology, PSY 250: Social Psychology, PSY 459W: Children's Understanding of Race
Graduate: PSY 650: Social Psychology Foundations, PSY 751: Seminar in Stereotyping and Prejudice
Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research (2016): University of Hawaii at Manoa
R00 Pathway to Independence Award (2012): NIH-NICHD grant, "Development of Interracial Anxiety: Children's Lay Theories and Nonverbal Influences." PI: K. Pauker.
NSF Research Grant (2012): "Exposure to Biracial Americans and Changes in Essentialist Beliefs." PI: D. Sanchez, Co-PI: K. Pauker.
Dissertation Award (2010): Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (APA Division 9)
K99 Pathway to Independence Award (2010): NIH-NICHD grant for postdoctoral training