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Teri A. Kirby

Teri A. Kirby

Before accepting an assistant professorship in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University, I served as Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at University of Exeter from 2015 to 2018, and Senior Lecturer there from 2018 to 2021.

My research focuses on both sides of the acculturation process, or the process of bidirectional change that takes place when different groups come into contact with one another. Specifically, I examine how majority group efforts to adapt to minority groups facilitate or hinder inclusion and positive intergroup relations, as well as the reverse process (minority groups adapting to the majority group).

Some recent topics of study include diversity ideologies (i.e., ideas about how to accommodate differences across ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation categories), the co-opting of diversity, cultural appropriation, and the impact of diversity initiatives (e.g., intersectional approaches to diversity initiatives, how diversity initiatives shape sensitivity to discrimination, self-concept, stereotyping, and academic/workplace outcomes).

More broadly, my interests span a range of topics on diversity, inclusion, intergroup relations, and prejudice, particularly drawing on social psychological theories of self and identity.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

  • Begeny, C., Wong, E., Kirby, T. A., & Rink, F. A. (in press). Gender, race, and leadership. In M. Hogg (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Teri A. Kirby
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2081
United States of America

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