Lab News

May 8, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Cassandra Gedeon for receiving the Research Poster Award for outstanding health equity poster at the UW-Madison Department of Medicine Research Day!

May 2, 2024

Dr. Markus Brauer presented an invited talk at the Cialdini Distinguished Speaker Series in Translational Social Psychology at Arizona State University! His talk was titled: “Behavior Change to Promote Equity and Inclusion in College Classrooms – Recent Insights from Diversity Science”.

April 11, 2024

Congratulations to our lab manager, Kevin Kennedy, on accepting his offer to the Ph.D. program in social psychology at Stanford University!

February 26, 2024

We have a new publication in press at Perspectives on Psychological Science, authored by Dr. Brauer and Sophia Winkler-Schor. The paper examines using financial incentives to foster long-term behavior change.

August 15, 2023

We have two new publications! Dr. Brauer published a paper in Perspectives on Psychological Science titled “Stuck on intergroup attitudes: The need to shift gears to change intergroup behaviors.” Dr. Brauer and our lab manager, Kevin Kennedy, also published a paper in Frontiers in Social Psychology titled “On effects that do occur versus effects that can be made to occur. “

June 12, 2023

Dr. Markus Brauer’s recently joined the Clinical Consult podcast to discuss the importance of diversity science and the need for rigorous research on ways to reduce discrimination and promote inclusive behavior. Check out the link to the podcast here.

June 7, 2023

Congratulations to the new Dr. Naomi Isenberg! Dr. Isenberg successfully defended her dissertation titled “Misperceived Norms About Diversity and Inclusion”. Her dissertation was the culmination of several years of work on the predictors, mechanisms, and consequences of pluralistic ignorance as it relates to support for DEI policies.

April 21, 2023

At the 2023 Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Psychological Association, Dr. Markus Brauer gave a keynote address on “Recent Insights from Diversity Science”.  During the talk, Dr. Brauer presented his recent research on pro-diversity interventions and ways to get people to behave inclusively.

February 27, 2023

Kendall Holley has been selected to attend the Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP) at Ohio State University! SISPP is a two-week intensive summer program including courses and workshop for current graduate students. Congratulations, Kendall!

February 7, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Angela Byars-Winston and Dr. Markus Brauer on the launch of the new Institute for Diversity Science! The Institute will conduct basic, applied, and translational research on the causes of group-based discrimination and effective ways to eliminate them.

October 28, 2022

Congratulations to our graduate student, Kendall Holley for presenting his first year project, Speaking Up: When Witnessing Discrimination, do Confrontations by In-group Bystanders Provide Benefits to the Confronter at the 37th annual first year project symposium!

September 13, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Markus Brauer on receiving the 2022 Jenessa Shapiro Award for Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion! This award is given annually by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology to a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to improving the representation and experiences of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in social psychology.

July 7, 2022

We have two new chapters published in the Routledge Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Applied to Everyday Life!

Campbell, M.R., & Brauer, M. (2022). Social marketing campaigns to address social problems. In R. A. R. Gurung (Ed.), The Routledge Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Applied to Everyday Life. London, UK: Routledge.

Isenberg, N. & Brauer, M. (2022). Commitment and consistency to promote behavior change. In R. A. R. Gurung (Ed.), The Routledge Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Applied to Everyday Life. London, UK: Routledge.

July 7, 2022

We have a new article published in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education!

Moreu, G. & Brauer, M. (2022). Inclusive teaching practices in post-secondary education: What instructors can do to reduce the achievement gap at U.S. collegesInternational Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

June 15, 2022

We have a new article published in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinions and Parties!

Carpenter, S., Brauer, M., & Niedenthal, P. (2022). Did rural resentment of government employees elect Donald Trump? Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 32(2), 469-488.

April 22, 2022

We have a new article published in the Journal of Science Communication!

Wirz, C. D., Cate, A., Brauer, M., Brossard, D., Brown, L. D., et al. (2022). Science communication during COVID-19: When theory meets best practices and best practices meet reality. The Journal of Science Communication, 21(3).

March 28, 2022

Congratulations to two of our graduate students, Kendall Holley and Ben Douglas, for recently being awarded fellowship! Kendall was awarded the Interdisciplinary Training Program (ITP) Fellowship and Ben was awarded the Arboretum Fellowship.

December 16, 2021

We have a new article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health!

Hwang, J., Borah, P., Shah. D., & Brauer, M. (2021). The relationship among COVID-19 information seeking, news media use, and emotional distress at the onset of the pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(24), 13198.

October 21, 2021

Drs. Sohad Murrar, Mitchell Campbell, and Markus Brauer are the recipients of the 2021 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize! The prize is awarded to the best paper of the year on intergroup relations. You can read the paper here: tinyurl.com/4z7p88x8

August 4, 2021

We have a new article published in the Journal of Social Marketing!

Brauer, M., Dumesnil, A. and Campbell, M. R. (2021). Using a social marketing approach to develop a pro-diversity intervention. Journal of Social Marketing, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

August 2, 2021

We are excited to announce that Dr. Brauer and collaborators Drs. Jon Eckhardt (UW-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business), Molly Carnes (UW-Madison Medicine, Science, and Engineering Departments), Brent Goldfarb (University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business), and Subra Tangirala (University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business) were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation! This grant will fund research focused on strategies to increase women’s participation in STEM entrepreneurship.

May 14, 2021

We had a new article accepted in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research!

Ho, P., Chen, K., Shao, A., Bao, L., Ai, A., Tarfa, A., Brossard, D., Brown, L., & Brauer, M. (in press). A mixed methods study of public perception of social distancing: Integrating qualitative and computational analyses for text data. Journal of Mixed Methods Research

May 8, 2021

Congratulation to our graduating seniors, Emma Lai, Nakita Xiong, and Nicole Hendry! We will miss you!

May 5, 2021

We had a new article accepted in the Journal of Social Marketing!

Brauer, M., Dumesnil, A., & Campbell, M. R. (in press). Using a social marketing approach to develop a pro-diversity intervention. Journal of Social Marketing.

May 4, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Mitch Campbell, a sixth year graduate student, for accepting positions as the Director of Research and Evaluation at Inclusity and Visiting Professor of Psychology at Carleton College!

April 24, 2021

We had a new article accepted in Current Opinion in Psychology!

Douglas, B. D., & Brauer, M. (in press). Gamification to prevent climate change: A review of games and apps for sustainability. Current Opinion in Psychology.

March 31, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Markus Brauer for receiving a large grant from UW-Madison’s Understanding and Reducing Inequality Initiative to study Doctor-Patient Communication and Shared Decision Making with High Risk Patients!

March 30, 2021

Congratulations to our lab manager, Gil Moreu, for for accepting his offer of admission to the UCLA Social Psychology Doctoral program and for receiving the prestigious Cota-Robles Fellowship!

February 11, 2021

We had a new article accepted in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education!

Morello, S. L., Rogus-Pulia, N., Branchaw, J. L., Brauer, M., Schwakopf, J. M., & Carnes, M. (in press). The influence of messaging on perceptions of careers in veterinary medicine: Do gender stereotypes matter? Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.