Intergroup relations research has a long history at Occidental
Research projects conducted in the Social Psychology/Intergroup Relations Lab are interdisciplinary and collaborative. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students work in small groups to examine the relationships between social identities, dialogic pedagogical experiences, intergroup attitudes and social justice behaviors. Drawing on a range of methodologies (survey, experimental, focus group, and interviews) we focus on the psychological processes and learning outcomes associated with educational interventions.
Interested students with relevant coursework in intergroup relations and/or social science methods are encouraged to learn about ongoing projects. Research opportunities are limited and require an interview. Please contact Professor Jaclyn Rodriguez email@example.com to discuss opportunities.
Fall, 2012 research
ORO: Occidental Research Organization, a small research group meets bi-weekly. We are currently examining
• the impact of Intergroup Dialogue coursework on perceptions and responses to racial microaggressions through the use of vignettes
• the impact of intergroup dialogue on students’ transformational resistance though final paper coding
Spring, 2013 research
• new project: tracing one’s path to social justice, an oral history
- Director: Dr. Jaclyn Rodríguez Swan 337 (323) 259-2747 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant Director: Kenjus Watson, M.Ed. Swan 332 (323)259-4687 email@example.com
- Social Psych Lab: Swan B203 (323)341-4887 firstname.lastname@example.org
- FAX: 323-341-4887