Chair, ProfessorDegree From: University of Vermont
Interests: Self, Social Identity, Prejudice, Stigma, Diversity, Social Justice, Intersection of Social Science and Law
|Do I accept and train new psychology graduate students in general?|
|Am I accepting new graduate students in the upcoming year?|
|I am accepting graduate students in the 2019-2020|
|Social and Personality|
|I am open to the possibility of taking on a new advisee. The Social/Personality Area faculty contact short-listed applicants as we make our way through the admissions process. It is not necessary to send email messages about admissions to me at this point. Thanks for your patience with this process.|
Research in my 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 domains of research interest include diversity, immigration, social inequality, 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.
- Publications can be found here: http://depts.washington.edu/silab/publications.html
In the News
- 09/26/2018 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
- 06/13/2018 Congratulations to Arianne Eason (PhD, Psychology, 2018), who is featured in this Art & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter article.
- 05/08/2018 Cheryl Kaiser and Tony Greenwald are interviewed in this Crosscut article that questions the efficacy of Starbuck’s new racial bias training plan.
- 02/05/2018 Cheryl Kaiser’s research cited in this Five Thirty Eight article discussing the perceived levels of discrimination among Latinos across the United States.
- 01/12/2018 Clara Wilkins discusses the research she and Cheryl Kaiser conducted on the perception of bias against whites in this The Conversation article.
- 07/19/2017 The Department of Psychology welcomes professor Cheryl Kaiser as Chair!
- 07/13/2017 Cheryl Kaiser shares why she thinks millennials are great in a Seattle Times story.
- 05/31/2017 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.
- 05/03/2017 Cheryl Kaiser just agreed to serve as Chair for the Psychology Department for the next five years, beginning July 1, 2017. Congratulations Cheryl!
- 01/19/2017 Kristina Olson and Cheryl Kaiser were both recognized as Fellows of the Association for Psychological Science.
- 01/04/2017 Alex Preston, an undergraduate honors student, working in Cheryl Kaiser's Social identity lab, has been awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship.
- 01/04/2017 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.
- 01/11/2016 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.
- 02/11/2015 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.
- 04/16/2014 Cheryl Kaiser was elected to Fellow status in the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
- 01/08/2014 Cheryl Kaiser has begun a two-year term as Associate Editor at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP).
- 08/21/2013 Cheryl Kaiser was elected as a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
- 04/10/2013 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.
- 04/10/2013 Cheryl Kaiser was interviewed about her study regarding diversity training programs in work environments in the UW Today.
- 04/16/2012 Cheryl Kaiser’s receiving a James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award was included in the recent Arts & Sciences Perspectives.
- 02/27/2012 Cheryl Kaiser is a recipient of the 2012-2013 James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award.
- 01/05/2010 Ione Fine, Cheryl Kaiser, Scott Murray, and Joe Sisneros were approved by the College Council for promotion with tenure.
- 04/13/2009 Oliver Siy and Kerry Spalding received NSF Fellowships.
- 04/13/2009 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.
- 03/02/2009 Cheryl Kasier’s research “All prejudice isn't created equal; whites distribute it unequally to minorities,” is discussed in University Week.
- 01/20/2009 Last issue we congratulated Cheryl Kaiser on her selection as the recipient of the 2009 SAGE Young Scholars Award.
- 09/30/2008 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.