All social psychology

Capitol Building in Washington, DC

September 29, 2022

Research explores how biased perceptions may drive erosion of democratic values in US

Based on two surveys of nationally representative panels of Americans

Sheikh Goni Muhammad Sa’ad Ngamdu, recording message.

October 21, 2021

Forgiveness messaging increases willingness to accept former Boko Haram fighters returning home

Study suggests trusted authorities can change minds, shift norms during conflict

Republican Elephant and Democratic Donkey symbols

July 23, 2021

Studies examine different understandings, varieties of diversity

Investigates connection between political ideology, attitudes, and beliefs toward diversity

Compass in palm of open hand

February 24, 2021

Do atheists have a moral compass?

UIC social psychologist examines what values people view as relevant for morality

November 5, 2020

NIH funding to support UIC study of rape victims’ support, recovery outcomes

Study backed by three-year, $894,400 grant

Hand holding pen

July 15, 2020

First-year writing course increases belonging, retention at a broad-access university

Intervention helps assist students in their transition to college

Legal Court Room

June 17, 2020

Jurors respond negatively to police overreactions to Black Americans

Researchers run “mock trial” study using evidence from an actual case

UFO above a field

November 13, 2017

High cognitive ability not a safeguard from conspiracies, paranormal beliefs

Social psychologist explores why people are inclined to believe the unfounded

Linda Skitka, professor of psychology

June 13, 2017

Psychologist to lead research organization

Linda Skitka named president of Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Linda Skitka, professor of psychology

June 13, 2017

Study to examine moral values among atheists in U.S., Sweden

Social psychologists receive grant for cross-cultural research

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