In the Social Perception and Cognition lab, we examine how subtle patterns people encounter every day can reinforce and even challenge social inequities.  We integrate social cognition, vision science, and developmental methods to answer questions about the maintenance of power differences among social groups.  We draw on various approaches with the goal of designing research questions so that they contribute to scientific knowledge and have clear, broad social benefits.  Click the links above to learn more about the lab and how you can get involved.

Note: Dr. Lamer will be reviewing applications for PhD students to join her lab for Fall 2021. Check out more about the department here, graduate student applicant FAQ here, some important information regarding inclusivity here, and a little about Knox here.  Feel free to email with questions or to indicate your interest in applying: 


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