Principal Investigator: Eva Pietri, Ph.D.

Pietri's Social Intervention & Attitudes Lab



Welcome to Pietri’s Social Intervention and Attitudes (PSIA) lab (directed by Dr. Eva Pietri). The PSIA lab is located at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in downtown Indianapolis. 


An overarching goal of the PSIA lab is to investigate how basic processes in social cognition and attitudes influence a variety of domains that are pertinent to real-world issues. The lab aims to use theories and research from social psychology to guide the development of interventions. Much of our current research focuses on reducing biases and promoting diversity in science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Lab News

December 10, 2019

SPSP pre-conference and SIOP acceptances

Congrats to Eva, Faz, and Amanda for representing our lab at SIOP and the SPSP gender pre-conference!

Abdul Karim, M. F., & Pietri, E. (2020, February). Heterosexual men’s reluctance to endorse LGBT-supportive policies: The role of perceived threat and negative attitudes toward LGBT. Poster to be presented at the Gender pre-conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Mosier, A. E. (2020, April). Women-exclusive professional development programs cause inadvertent backlash. Poster to be presented at the 35th annual conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Austin, TX.

September 13, 2019

SPSP Presentations

Congratulations to all of our lab members who had presentations accepted at SPSP 2020! New Orleans, here we come!

Abdul Karim, M. F. & Ashburn-Nardo, L., (February 2020). African Americans’ Negative Reactions toward In-group Résumé Whiteners. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference. New Orleans, LA.


Beecham, J.G., Pietri, E. S., Johnson, I. R., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2020, February). Can biracial women act as effective role models for Black women in STEM? Talk to be presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cundiff, J. L., & Mosier, A. E. (2020, February). Unintended costs of women-exclusive opportunity-enhancement programs. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.​


Johnson, I. R. & Pietri, E. S. (February 2020). Will the real ally please stand up: Promoting perceptions of allyship among Black and White women in STEM environments. Talk to be given at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA.


Lewis, A. N, Trujillo, L., & Pietri, E. (February 2019). Intersectional Allies: Exploring Whether Non-White Women Act as Allies and Promote Belonging for Black Women. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA.

September 13, 2019

JSI Publication

Congratulations to our RA, Keshia, on the publication of her honors thesis in the Journal of Social Issues with Eva, Leslie, and their collaborator Katie Wang! Way to go!

Wang, K., Walker, K., Pietri, E., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (in press). Consequences of confronting patronizing help for people with disabilities: Do target gender and disability type matter? Journal of Social Issues.

June 10, 2019

JESP Publication

​Congratulations to Eva, Montana, Arielle, and India on a new paper at JESP!


 Pietri, E. S., Drawbaugh, M. L., Lewis, A. N., & Johnson, I. R., (in press). Who encourages Latina women to feel a sense of identity-safety in STEM? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Rock on, E et al.!

June 11, 2019

New SPPS Editorial Board Member

Congratulations to Eva, who was tapped to serve on the Editorial Board for SPPS!

March 27, 2019

Weary Symposium at OSU

Arielle and Eva have a talk accepted at the Weary symposium at OSU this summer!


Lewis, A. N. & Pietri, E. S. (2019, June). An examination of intersectional organizational identity-safety cues for Black women. Paper to be presented at the Ohio State University Weary Symposium on Diversity and Social Identity, Columbus, OH. 


Even better, this was accepted via competition as an early career talk, meaning they’ll cover Arielle’s expenses! Way to go! Free=awesome.


Congrats to Arielle and Eva!

April 01, 2016

Ph.D. Program - Currently Accepting Students

Exciting news! IUPUI has a new doctoral program in Applied Social and Organizational Psychology (ASOP). Dr. Pietri will be accepting new students for fall 2020.

March 18, 2019

MPA Diversity Travel Awards

Congratulations to Virginia and Arielle, who both won MPA Diversity Travel Awards! Way to go!

March 13, 2019

GPEG Travel Award

Congratulations to Montana, who both was selected to receive a Graduate and Professional Education Grant (GPEG) through IUPUI's Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) to cover travel expenses to MPA! Rock on!

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