Research in the Social Identity Laboratory examines the interplay between social psychological theoretical perspectives and social issues. Much of our research examines the self and social identity; particularly from the perspective of members of socially marginalized groups. Additional research directions include organizational diversity, political psychology, and employment discrimination law. Our research incorporates a variety of methods from psychology and related disciplines, and examines questions both in the lab and field.
University of Vermont (2001)
- February 27, 2023 Cheryl Kaiser Appointed Professor in Center for an Informed Public
- July 28, 2021 Cheryl Kaiser has been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2021.
- May 27, 2021 Cheryl Kaiser is among researchers who received the 2020 Award for Best Article with a Preregistration in Journal of Experimental Political Science from the American Political Science Association's Experimental Research Section
- January 20, 2021 Cheryl Kaiser and co-author Bryn Bandt-Law’s study, on perceptions about sexual harassment of prototypical vs. non-prototypical women, is explored in this UW NEWS article
- August 17, 2020 Cheryl Kaiser is quoted in this Seattle Times article about what constitutes “Essential” travel
- April 1, 2020 Congratulations to Adam Smiley, a student in Cheryl Kaiser’s lab, who just received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
- August 16, 2019 Congratulations to Cheryl Kaiser, who just received a 3-year award from the National Science Foundation.
- September 26, 2018 Cheryl Kaiser’s research is referenced in this article from The Conversation about minorities with strong racial identities getting less pay or chances of being hired
- June 13, 2018 Congratulations to Arianne Eason (PhD, Psychology, 2018), who is featured in this Art & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter article.
- May 8, 2018 Cheryl Kaiser and Tony Greenwald are interviewed in this Crosscut article that questions the efficacy of Starbuck’s new racial bias training plan.
- February 5, 2018 Cheryl Kaiser’s research cited in this Five Thirty Eight article discussing the perceived levels of discrimination among Latinos across the United States.
- January 12, 2018 Clara Wilkins discusses the research she and Cheryl Kaiser conducted on the perception of bias against whites in this The Conversation article.
- July 19, 2017 The Department of Psychology welcomes professor Cheryl Kaiser as Chair!
- July 13, 2017 Cheryl Kaiser shares why she thinks millennials are great in a Seattle Times story.
- May 31, 2017 Cheryl Kaiser talks to Bill Radke of KUOW about the bystander effect, discussing the psychological phenomenon of whether or not to help someone in need if you are in a group.
- May 3, 2017 Cheryl Kaiser just agreed to serve as Chair for the Psychology Department for the next five years, beginning July 1, 2017. Congratulations Cheryl!
- January 19, 2017 Kristina Olson and Cheryl Kaiser were both recognized as Fellows of the Association for Psychological Science.
- January 4, 2017 Dr. Ines Jurcevic, an undergraduate honors student alumni from Cheryl Kaiser’s Social Identity Lab (UW Psychology Class of 2010), will be joining the UW Evans School of Public Affairs as an Assistant Professor in fall of 2017.
- January 4, 2017 Alex Preston, an undergraduate honors student, working in Cheryl Kaiser's Social identity lab, has been awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship.
- January 11, 2016 Cheryl Kaiser co-wrote a piece for the Harvard Business Review about the struggle to create effective diversity practices in the workplace. She notes that the editor provided the inflammatory title.
- February 11, 2015 Cheryl Kaiser received the 2014 Gordon Allport Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for the best paper of the year addressing intergroup relations.
- April 16, 2014 Cheryl Kaiser was elected to Fellow status in the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
- January 8, 2014 Cheryl Kaiser has begun a two-year term as Associate Editor at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP).
- August 21, 2013 Cheryl Kaiser was elected as a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
- April 10, 2013 Cheryl Kaiser was interviewed about her study regarding diversity training programs in work environments in the UW Today.
- April 10, 2013 Arianne Eason, who is advised by Cheryl Kaiser and Jessica Sommerville, just a received a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship to support three years of her graduate training.
- April 16, 2012 Cheryl Kaiser’s receiving a James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award was included in the recent Arts & Sciences Perspectives.
- February 27, 2012 Cheryl Kaiser is a recipient of the 2012-2013 James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award.
- January 5, 2010 Ione Fine, Cheryl Kaiser, Scott Murray, and Joe Sisneros were approved by the College Council for promotion with tenure.
- April 13, 2009 Oliver Siy and Kerry Spalding received NSF Fellowships.
- April 13, 2009 Geoffrey Boynton, Eliot Brenowtiz, Cheryl Kaiser, Jeansok Kim, Alan Marlatt, Scott Murray, and the Clinical Psychology Program all received mention in the Awards and Honors section of the recent on-line version of A&S Perspectives magazine.
- March 2, 2009 Cheryl Kasier’s research "All prejudice isn't created equal; whites distribute it unequally to minorities," is discussed in University Week.
- January 20, 2009 Last issue we congratulated Cheryl Kaiser on her selection as the recipient of the 2009 SAGE Young Scholars Award.
- September 30, 2008 Cheryl Kaiser, with colleagues in Syracuse and Michigan State, researched black and white Americans’ responses to videos that blamed delayed Katrina response efforts on either government incompetence or on the majority of the victims were black.
- Publications can be found here:http://depts.washington.edu/silab/publications.html