What we do
Our research focuses on social psychological phenomena related to stereotyping and prejudice. We examine the ways in which race shapes thoughts, influences judgments, and impacts behavior. Currently, we are investigating how physical features that signal racial category membership influence
downstream social cognitive processes like stereotyping and prejudice. We are also investigating different aspects of how individuals process human faces.
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Devos, T., & Ma, D.S. (2013). How 'American' is Barack Obama? The role of national identity in a historic bid for the White House.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 214-226. PDF download
Correll, J., Lemoine, C., & Ma, D. S. (2011). Hemispheric Asymmetry in Cross-Race Face Recognition.
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1162-1166. PDF download
Ma, D. S. & Correll, J. (2011). Target Prototypicality Moderates Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot.
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 391-396. PDF download
Twenge, Gentile, DeWall, Ma, Lacefield, & Schurtz (2010).pdf Twenge, J. M., Gentile, B., DeWall, C. N.,
Ma, D. S., Lacefield, K., & Schurtz, D. R. (2010). Birth cohort increases in psychopathology among young
Americans, 1938-2007: A cross-temporal meta-analysis of the MMPI. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 145-154. PDF download
Devos & Ma (2008).pdf Devos, T., & Ma, D. S. (2008).
Is Kate Winslet more American than Lucy Liu? The impact of construal processes on the
implicit ascription of a national identity. British Journal of Social Psychology,
47, 191-215. PDF download