Eric Hehman

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor


Contact Information:


Phone: 514.398.8263
Email: eric.hehman[at]




Eric Hehman

Research Areas:

Social & Personality

Research Summary:

Eric Hehman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at McGill University and director of the Seeing Human Lab.

Generally, Dr. Hehman’s research examines how individuals perceive and evaluate one another across group boundaries (e.g., race, gender, sexual-orientation, occupation, etc). To address these questions, he takes a multi-method approach, incorporating a broad range of behavioral (e.g., computer-mouse tracking, digital face modeling, group interactions) and statistical techniques (e.g., multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling).

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware working with Sam Gaertner, and worked as a post-doctoral scholar with Jon Freeman at Dartmouth College and New York University. He was an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University prior to coming to McGill.

Selected References:

For updated publications, please see:

Hehman, E., Flake, J.K., & Calanchini, J. (in press). Disproportionate use of lethal force in policing is associated with regional racial biases of residents. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Hehman, E., Flake, J.K., & Freeman, J.B. (2018). The faces of group members share physical resemblance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 3-15.

Hehman, E., Sutherland, C.A.M., Flake, J.K., & Slepian, M.L. (2017). The unique contributions of perceiver and target characteristics in person perception. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 513-529.

Hehman, E., Gaertner, S.L., Dovidio, J.F., Mania, E.W., Guerra, R., Wilson, D.C., & Friel, B.M. (2012). Group status drives majority and minority integration preferences. Psychological Science, 23, 46-52.

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