I am interested in how social and group identities shape people’s thoughts, emotions, and behavior. At ASU, I work closely with students on research that sheds light on the multi-faceted nature of social and group identities. A unifying theme across my core research areas is that a more nuanced understanding of the social and group bases of identity can pave the way for positive change.
At ASU, I teach introductory psychology (PSY 101), social psychology (PSY 350), a graduate quantitative methods course that focuses on regression-based techniques (PSY 516), and a graduate seminar on intergroup relations (PSY 598), in addition to supervised research and thesis courses. My office is located in FAB S41B on the ASU West Campus. The Identity & Social Relations Lab is housed in FAB B15, Rooms A - C.
I am also the Faculty Director of the New College Statistics and Methods (SAM) Lab--a lab devoted to assisting students in statistics and research methods courses with assignments, research projects, and statistics consulting. The lab's resources include computing stations with a range of quantitative and qualitative research software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, nVivo, EQS, MPlus, LISREL, EQS, R) and a team of graduate-level consultants who staff the lab and assist students in person, over the phone, and though online tutoring/consulting sessions.
Erik Porter is from Mesa, AZ. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in neuroscience and a minor in psychology in 2016 and from the ASU Master’s of Science in Psychology Program in 2018.
Erik’s primary areas of research interest include religion and research-driven interventions for treatment of anxiety disorders.
Craig Brown is pursuing a B.S. in psychology with a minor in communication from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. Craig is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served 10 years and deploying overseas several times. His interests lie in prosocial behavior as well as interpersonal communication and relationships.
Chun Shao is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Arizona State University’s Cronkite School. His interests are in social network analysis and user experience research. Chun is a member of the BullyBlocker project and is lending his expertise to the psychology sub-team on an NSF grant.
Jason Audet is a high school senior at the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy. He has a deep interest in psychology and feels it will enhance both his career and degree in business finance at ASU’s Barrett Honors College. He has a passion for music and was able to sing in the Sydney Opera House with his choir over the summer of 2018.