Office: 2001 McGill College, 1451
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
My research explores how people form and express intergroup bias in attitudes and behavior. I investigate how such bias is presented both explicitly, when mental processes are more controlled, and implicitly, when mental processes are more automatic and uncontrolled. I study this question across many social domains, such as race, politics, religion, age, sexual orientation, and physical attractiveness. Through this work, I seek to discover how intergroup bias can be best conceptualized, measured, and reduced. In particular, I examine these issues by using large, diverse samples and applying novel methodologies.
Forscher, P.S., Lai, C.K., Axt, J.R., Ebersole, C.R., Herman, M., Devine, P.G. & Nosek, B.A. (in press). A meta-analysis of change in implicit bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Axt, J.R. & Lai, C.K. (2019). Reducing discrimination: A bias versus noise perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 26-49.
Axt, J.R., Nguyen, H., & Nosek, B.A. (2018). The Judgment Bias Task: A reliable, flexible method for assessing individual differences in social judgment biases. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 337-355.
Axt, J.R., & Trawalter, S. (2017). Whites demonstrate anti-Black associations but do not reinforce them. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 70, 8-18.
Axt, J.R., Ebersole, C.R. & Nosek, B.A. (2014). The rules of implicit evaluation by race, religion and age. Psychological Science, 25, 1804-1815.