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Principal Investigator: Eva Pietri, Ph.D.

Pietri's Social Intervention & Attitudes Lab

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aboutus

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

2021 

Check out some recent podcasts, radio shows, and videos featuring Eva and her collaborators and highlighting some of the lab's research

February, 2021

PIBBS Publication

Congratulations to Eva and her collaborators on a new publication in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences!

Moss-Racusin, C. A., Pietri, E. S., van der Toorn, J., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2021). Boosting the sustainable representation of women in STEM with evidence-based policy initiatives. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1177/2372732220980092

February, 2021

Congrats on recent conference presentation acceptances! Make sure to check out these talks and posters at SPSP, SIOP, and MPA!

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Mosier, A. E., Pietri, E. S., & Johnson, I. R. (2021, February). The roles of descriptive and substantive representation in promoting identity-safety for Black women in politics. Data blitz

presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Gender Preconference.
You can watch Amanda's talk here!

Mosier, A. E., & Pietri, E. S. (2021, February). "People aren't ready for a woman president!": Pluralistic ignorance decreased intentions to vote for women in the 2020 Democratic primaries. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Virtual Conference.


Pietri, E.S. & Johnson, I. R. (2021, February). Who acts as an ally for Black female students? Talk presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Virtual Conference.
 
Pietri, E.S., Panel Member (2021, February). Leveraging Social Psychology to Increase Diversity, Representation and Inclusion in Academia. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Virtual Conference.

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Mosier, A. E., & Pietri, E. S. (2020, April). Shared fate: White women can signal identity safety for Black women in male-dominated STEM fields. Talk to be presented at the virtual annual conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Midwestern Psychological Association

Muller, L., Pietri, E.S., & Abdul Karim, M.F. (2021, April). Exploring organizational identity-safety cues for lesbian and gay employees. Paper talk to be given at the 93rd annual conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.​

November, 2020

GPIR Publication

A huge congratulations to Eva and her collaborator India Johnson on a new publication in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations!

Johnson, I. R., & Pietri, E. S. (in press). An ally you say?: Endorsing White women as allies to encourage perceptions of allyship and organizational identity-safety among Black women. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

October, 2020

PWQ Publication

Congratulations to Eva and collaborators, including lab alums Montana Drawbaugh and Victoria Colvin, on a new publication in Psychology of Women Quarterly! Way to go!

Pietri, E. S., Drawbaugh, M. L., Johnson, I. R., & Colvin, V. E. (In press). Maybe he is relatable too: Encouraging women to identify with male scientists by highlighting bias against fathers. Psychology of Women Quarterly
 

September, 2020

NSF Grant

Congratulations to Eva and collaborators on receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore who encourages belonging for Black women in STEM!

National Science Foundation. “Exploring the unique effects of shared past adversity for enhancing social connection and identity-safety in STEM.” (PI: Evava S. Pietri, Co-PI: India R. Johnson; Amount: $150,938) 2020 - 2021. 

Learn more about the grant here!

July, 2020

Clara Mayo Grant Award

Congratulations to Amanda, who was awarded a Clara Mayo grant from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues! Way to go!

 

Her project is entitled, "But how “electable” is she? How pluralistic ignorance impacts voting decisions for women candidates in high-stakes political elections."

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Department of Psychology, LD 124

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Indianapolis, IN 46202

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