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

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!

January 31, 2019

SPSSI Presentation

Congratulations to Arielle and Eva for their acceptance to present at the Society for the
Psychological Study of Social Issues conference this summer. San Diego here we come!

Lewis, A., Pietri, E. (June 2019). “Who will do?”: Predicting Effective Identity Safety-Cues for Latinas. Paper to be presented in Trujillo L. & Stockdale M.S. (chairs) “"Gender and Race Matter in Promoting STEM Inclusivity" symposium at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 

January 23, 2019

PWQ Publication

​Congratulations to Eva (and our friend India!) on their recent acceptance at Psych of Women Quarterly!


Johnson, I. R., Pietri, E. S., Fullilove, F., & Mowrer, S. (in press). Exploring identity-safety cues and allyship among Black women students in STEM environments. Psychology of Women Quarterly. ​


Rock on, E!

January 01, 2019

MPA Presentations

Congratulations! The PSIA lab had many presentations accepted at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference. Chicago here we come!

Grabowski, M., Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Pietri, E. (2019, April) Mental Images of Non- and Ex-Offending Job Applicants. Oral presentation presented at: 91st Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Rhodes, V., Pietri, E. S., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Varma-Nelson, P. (2019, April). Increasing Women's Self-Efficacy Through Naturally Embedded Peer Role Models. Paper to be presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association's Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Lewis, A. N., & Pietri, E. S. (2019, April). "Is she good enough?": Examining intersectional identity safety-cues for Black women. Paper to be presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association's Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Beecham, J., Drawbaugh, M. L., Grabowski, M., & Devine, D. J. (2019, April). Deliberation Quality and the Likelihood of Conviction on Irrelevant Charges. Poster to be presented at the conference of the Midwestern Psychological Society. Chicago, IL. 

Drawbaugh, M. L., & Williams, J. R. (2019, April). Supervisor Implicit Person Theory and Behaviors on Performance Appraisal Outcomes. Talk to be presented at the conference of the Midwestern Psychological Society. Chicago, IL 


January 01, 2019

APS - Eva's a Rising Star!

We already knew she’s a rising star, but now APS has made it official!


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