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Shannon McCoy

Shannon McCoy

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My research interests involve the social psychological study of the self, social identity, and social stigma. Within this broad scope, my primary focus is investigating the psychological and physiological consequences of prejudice for both the perpetrator and the target. My current research follows three related lines and examines how group identification, beliefs about the fairness of the status hierarchy, and implicit prejudice moderate psychological, cardiovascular, and neuroendocrine reactivity in intergroup settings.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • McCoy, S. K., & Major, B. (in press). Priming meritocracy and the psychological justification of inequality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • McCoy, S. K., & Major, B. (2003). Group identification moderates emotional responses to perceived prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1005-1017.

Shannon McCoy
Department of Psychology
5742 Little Hall, Room 360
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5742
United States

  • Phone: (207) 581-2029
  • Fax: (207) 581-6128

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