SSI Lab 

The Stereotyping and Social Interactions Lab 

“The most creative people are motivated by the grandest of problems that are presented before them.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

Stereotypes in Interracial Interactions

Race Relations in Virtual Reality

Stereotype Threat


Lab News

Dr. Taylor Large Scale Stereotype Threat Project Accepted!
Dr. Valerie Taylor and her team have received the green light to run a large scale stereotype threat multi-site study project that will be published in Human Nature Behaviour! See the final submission here:

Recent VR and Interracial Interactions Publications
Lab members Juan Valladares, Claire Siepser, Caitlyn Yantis, and Dr. Taylor have published a few new exciting papers on interracial interaction processes and virtual reality! Please check them out! 1) Interracial contact in virtual reality: Best-practices at Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences and 2) What do I do? Predicting anticipatory behaviors following ingroup members’ stereotypical behaviors in interracial interactions in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Dr. Taylor Project Revised Resubmission!
Dr. Valerie Taylor and her team have resubmitted the stereotype threat multi-site study project at Human Nature Behavior! The team has conducted extensive feasibility tests to ensure that the adaptive algorithm will work properly when used in the study. See the revised submission here:

Welcome Michaela and Spencer!
We welcome Michaela Lewis and Spencer Lander to the SSI Lab team! They will work as VR coders.