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Principal Investigator: Eva Pietri, Ph.D.

Pietri's Social Intervention & Attitudes Lab

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Welcome to Pietri’s Social Intervention and Attitudes (PSIA) lab (directed by Dr. Eva Pietri). The PSIA lab recently moved from IUPUI to the University of Colorado Boulder!

 

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 

Big news! The Social Interventions and Attitudes Lab has moved to the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Pietri has started a new position as an Associate Professor at CU. 

Welcome the lab's new Ph.D. Students, Nadia Floyd and Sheba Aikawa. They both earned their Master degrees at NYU and are the lab's first Ph.D. students at CU Boulder! 

2021 

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

Opinion Science Podcast

All in Indiana (starting at 31:30)

SPSP Experts: Diversity Science

October, 2021

Sex Roles Publication

Congratulations to Eva and colleagues on their new publication in Sex Roles

Burrows, D., Pietri E. S., Johnson, I.R., Ashburn-Nardo, L (in press). Promoting Inclusive Environments: In-group Organizational Endorsement as a Tool to Increase Feelings of Identity-Safety among Black Women. Sex Roles.

September, 2021

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

Aikawa, S., Wout, D., Milless, K.L. (2022, February). We Can Say It, But Can You?: If and When Biracials Can Use the “N-Word”. Poster accepted to be presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention.

Floyd, N., Oliver, A., & Wout, D.A. The Malleability of Racial Perceptions (2022, February). Poster to be presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention.

Derricks, V., Pietri, E.S., Dinh, T., & Johnson, I.R. (2022, February). Understanding Black Americans’ Identity-Safety Responses to Organizational Solidarity Statements. In C. Yantis & D. Green (Co-Chairs), Cueing Identity-Safety for People of Color in Diverse Contexts. Talk to be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Francisco, CA. 

 

Mosier, A. E., Pietri, E. S., & Johnson, I. R. (2022, February). The roles of context and identity-based adversity in promoting identity-safety among Black women in STEM. In C. Yantis & D. Green (Co-Chairs), Cueing Identity-Safety for People of Color in Diverse Contexts. Symposium to be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

2021

SIOP Anti-racism Grant

Congrats on to Eva and colleagues, including grant PI Dr. Veronica Derricks, on receiving a SIOP Antiracism Grant!

SIOP Anti-Racism Grant. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. “Reevaluating the target: Developing messaging strategies to improve the targeted recruitment of Black Americans in organizations.” (PI: Veronica Derricks, Co-PI: India R. Johnson, Leslie Ashburn-Nardo Evava S. Pietri; Amount: $6,750) 2021-2-22.

Click here to learn more about the grant!

July, 2021

JESP Publication

Congratulations to Eva and colleagues on their new publication in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Johnson, I. R., Pietri, E. S., Buck, D. M., & Daas, R. (2021). What's in a pronoun: Exploring gender pronouns as an organizational identity-safety cue among sexual and gender minorities. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2021.104194

April, 2021

ASAP Publication

Congratulations to Amanda and Eva on their publication in Analyses of Social Issues and Public PolicyAmanda is now officially a published author! Read the preprint here.

Mosier, A. E., & Pietri, E. S. (2021). The link between stereotypical leader traits and perceived electability: Do Black women politicians face double jeopardy? Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 

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."