Bernadette Park
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Office: Muenzinger D356C

Education: PhD, Northwestern University, 1985

Research Interests: My research interests span two primary areas, that of stereotyping and intergroup relations, and person perception. In the stereotyping domain I have examined such issues as outgroup homogeneity, stereotype accuracy, the effect of power on attention allocation, multiculturalism as a viable approach to prejudice reduction, race bias in threat detection, and the role of groups as a social resource. My work in the person perception domain makes use of the Social Relations Model to examine accuracy and consensus in person perception, and a process of building models of people (person models) in order to make sense of the social world.