Grants and Awards:
- Tammi Walker, Alyssa Croft, and Ellen Carroll were recently awarded a Psychology Department Faculty Pilot Grant to support their research project entitled A Social Cognitive Approach to Patching the Legal Leaky Pipeline: Enhancing Diversity via Perceived Fit
- All three graduate students (Ciara Atkinson, Hannah Buie, and Ellen Carroll) and one of our lab's undergrad Honors students (Fiona Nguyen) won competitive research grants from the UA Graduate and Professional Student Council (ReaP Awards Program) to fund their ongoing projects this year.
Here are some exciting articles written by our lab members this year!
Policy recommendations for supporting men's emotional flexibility (Croft, Atkinson, & May, 2021)
Enhancing judicial diversity with social cognitive interventions (Carroll, Walker, & Croft, in press)
Perceptions of aggression in female police officers (Simpson & Croft, in press)
Men withdraw from romantic partners when threatened (Lamarche, Atkinson, & Croft, in press)
How helping others can promote gender equality (Croft, Atkinson, Sandstrom, Orbell, & Aknin, 2021)
Recent Media Coverage:
Dr. Croft was a guest on the season 4 premiere of the podcast Brain Buzz! Click here to listen
Here is a short story covering our research in UA news!
Presentations by Lab Members:
Dr. Croft was invited to talk about gender equality in STEM, specifically in the US and Arab regions, for a workshop of the National Academies for Science, Engineering, and Medicine and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science https://www.nationalacademies.
Due to the Coronavirus all in person studies have been postponed.
Recent Study Activity:
There are several studies still active online
Recent Media Coverage:
Dr. Croft's work was recently highlighted in an article by Scott Barry Kaufman in Scientific American called "Why Don’t People Care That More Men Don’t Choose Caregiving Professions?"
Learn more about the research referenced here
Dr. Croft will give an invited talk at an upcoming workshop organized by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The workshop is entitled "Promising Practices for Improving the Inclusion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Lessons From Kuwait and the United States".
Dr. Croft will be moderating a symposium session entitled "Let's talk about sex (and gender)!" at the SPSP 2020 Gender Preconference.
Dr. Croft gave a talk entitled "Causes and Consequences of Asymmetrically Changing Gender Role Stereotypes" at the Pamela Turbeville Speaker Series on Friday, November 1, 2019, 1:15PM-2:30PM, McClelland Park RM 402.
Ciara Atkinison just got her first publication! The research paper was published in European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Full research paper link coming soon: "Gender differences in grief narrative construction: Myth or reality?"
Recent publication from Dr. Croft and colleagues. This research paper was published in Sex Roles, August 2019.
Full research paper linked here: "Breadwinner seeks bottle warmer: How heterosexual women's future aspirations and expectations predict their current mate preferences"
In addition, Hannah Buie, our newest graduate student recently published a research paper in the journal of Self and Identity, August 2019.
Full research paper linked here: "Diminished self-concept and social exclusion: Disparagement humor from the target’s perspective"
Outstanding Senior Award:
We would like to congratulate our Honors Student, Lisa Starley, on winning the Outstanding Senior Award for the entire UA College of Science Fall 2019 semester.
Welcome Hannah and Ellen!
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our two newest Graduate students Ellen Carroll and Hannah Buie! We can't wait to see what amazing research you will produce and are so happy to have you both here with us!
Learn more about Hannah's and Ellen's research here
Recent Media Coverage:
A recent publication from our lab was featured in "Behavioral Scientist" by Elizabeth Weingarten
Full research paper linked here: "Women’s visibility in academic seminars: Women ask fewer questions than men"
We want to congratulate Ciara on Defending her Master's thesis this year!
Here is a summary of her research:
In my Master’s Thesis Perceptions of Gendered Helping: Are there Penalties for Helping Across Gendered Lines, I aimed to gain a better understanding of gender stereotype restricted prosocial behavior. Research suggests helping behavior is restricted by gender stereotypes, but little research has examined how gender-role violating helpers are perceived. Across three studies, I find a discrepancy in people’s own evaluations of gender-role violating helpers and their normative evaluations (i.e., their expectations of what other people think). Specifically, people do not penalize gender role violating helpers in their own evaluations, but they estimate other people will do so. Importantly, this work also draws a link between people’s normative evaluations and their own behavioral intentions. People who expect others to judge gender role violating helpers harshly also report lower intentions to engage in such behaviors themselves, providing preliminary evidence for a mechanism underlying gender stereotype restricted behavior.
Our lab manager Mathew Coles was the recipient of the 2019 College of Science Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award and the winner of the William Owen Nugent award!
Dr. Alyssa Croft will be speaking in a symposium session at SPSP 2019 in Portland, OR
will be presenting posters about their research at SPSP. Click links above for abstracts and info.
The meeting will take place in February. To learn more about SPSP, go here: http://meeting.spsp.org/
Recent Media Coverage:
A recent publication from our lab was featured in this Arizona Public Media/NPR article by Tony Perkins.
A piece on our work was also included on the Dow Jones website Moneyish.
Dr. Alyssa Croft will be speaking in a symposium session at SESP 2018 in Seattle, WA
The meeting will take place in October. To learn more about SESP, go here: https://www.sesp.org/annualconference
New Media Coverage: Psychology Today
A recent publication from our lab, coauthored byPeter Helm, Lyla Rothschild, and Jeff Greenberg, is the topic of this Psychology Today blog post.
Dr. Alyssa Croft has been awarded a prestigious Visiting Fellowship from the
British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences. As a Visiting Scholar at the University of Essex,
Dr. Croft will spend May - October conducting research and writing in Colchester, England.
Cindy Galinsky, undergraduate honors student and RA in the lab, received the
Best Poster Award at the 20th Annual Psychology Honors Research Forum for the UA Psychology Dept.
New Media Coverage: The Economist
The Economist recently publish an article highlighting new research by Dr. Croft and her colleagues that showed that woman ask fewer questions then men at academic seminars. To learn more, read the full article.
Lab members Ariana Torrejon and Cindy Gallinski will be presenting posters at SPSP 2018
To learn more about SPSP or to attend follow the link: http://meeting.spsp.org/
Lab Manager Mathew Coles was a recipient of the recipient of a 2017-18 Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant for his study: "Family perceptions: Measuring beliefs about whether gender roles are transmitted from parents to children"
We would like to welcome our two wonderful new graduate students: Ciara Atkinson and Ariana Torrejon!
Learn more about Ciara's and Ariana's research
and research interests by following the link