In the Social Perception and Cognition lab, we examine how subtle patterns we encounter every day can reinforce and even challenge social inequities.  As a lab, we aim to address power differentials among social groups in ways that 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 of graduate students interested in joining her lab for Fall 2020! Please see here for information on how to apply to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville PhD program; you can learn more about Knox here.


The Team.

Dr. Lamer earned her Ph.D. in Social, Affective, and Cognitive Psychology from the University of Denver.  Prior to that, she earned her B.A. in Psychology with a certificate in Public Policy and Community Action from Connecticut College.  Her primary research interest is in examining the ways that social inequity develops and is maintained in sociocultural environments.  CV  Contact  Google Scholar ResearchGate  



Principal Investigator

Abigail is in her second year at UT.  She wanted to get involved in research so that she could get some hands-on experience and ensure Psychology was the field she wanted to pursue.  In her free time, she loves kayaking, hiking, ceramics, calligraphy, traveling around the world, missions, and mentoring and helping others. 



Research Assistant

Beck is in his third year at UT and is interested in psychology research to further his involvement in the field and to develop research and analytical skills. Beck enjoys reading, hiking, and playing the piano.



Research Assistant

Allie is in her third year at UT.  She has always had an interest in why people behave the way they do and what, inside the brain, is driving these behaviors. Allie enjoys going hiking with friends, petting dogs (who doesn't?), doing yoga when she can, traveling, and googling random facts on the internet.



Research Assistant

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