The Diversity Science Initiative informs social psychology through the study of intergroup relations, social cognition, and close relationships.The UCLA Department of Psychology is home to over 70 faculty. In these sections, we highlight members with research most relevant to diversity issues. Mouse over each badge to see the faculty member’s research direction, and click through for their respective lab websites.
Tiffany N. Brannon
Leveraging Cultural Identity to Address Social Inequality
How can identity serve as a resource to enhance important life outcomes (e.g., achievement, health)? How can inclusive and diverse settings facilitate improved inter-group outcomes?
Neural processes underlying racial discrimination
How do individuals cope with being the target of discrimination? How are they affected by seeing others experience discrimination?
Social context, motivation, and relations within and between groups
How do individuals in diverse groups negotiate multiple, cross-cutting identities? What are the consequences for inter-ethic conflicts and individual well-being?
Relationship satisfaction in diverse populations
How do stress, personality, and couple interactions predict success of intimate relationships? Do white, black, and Hispanic couples define relationship success differently?
Gender, sexual orientation, and identity
How do gender and sexual orientation affect identity, sexuality, and close relationships? How are sexual identity and well being linked in same-sex and heterosexual relationships?
Race and ethnicity in American politics
How do attitudes of racial groups affect their voting behavior? Did racial prejudice interfere with whites voting for Barack Obama?
Identify activation and psychological processes
How do social identities affect how people interpret the meaning of different situations? How do people react when they think they are being stereotyped?