My research broadly examines prejudice, stereotyping, and the self. More specifically, my work focuses on two primary areas: (1) understanding how ideology and changes to the status hierarchy shape perceptions of bias against high-status social groups, and (2) identifying the consequences of within-group variability in the experience of stigma. I examine the causes and consequences of perceiving anti-White and anti-male bias. I also examine how variation in physical appearance affects judgments of minority groups: Blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans.
- Intergroup Relations
- Person Perception
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Kaiser, C. R., Hagiwara, N., Malahy, L. W., & Wilkins, C. L. (2009). Group identification moderates attitudes toward ingroup members who confront discrimination. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 770-777.
- Kaiser, C. R., & Wilkins, C. L. (2010). Group identification and prejudice: Theoretical and empirical advances and implications. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 461-476.
- Townsend, S. S. M, Fryberg, S. A., Wilkins, C. L., & Markus, H. R. (2012). Being mixed: Who claims a biracial identity? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18(1) 91-96.
- Wilkins, C. L., Chan, J., & Kaiser, C. R. (2011). Racial stereotypes and interracial attraction: Phenotypic prototypicality and perceived attractiveness of Asians. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(4) 427-431.
- Wilkins, C. L., Hirsch, A. A., Kaiser, C. R., & Inkles, M. P. (2016). The threat of racial progress and the self-protective nature of perceiving anti-White bias. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/1368430216631030
- Wilkins, C. L. & Kaiser, C. R. (2014). Racial progress as threat to the status hierarchy: Implications for perceptions of anti-White bias. Psychological Science, 25(2) 439-446. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613508412
- Wilkins, C. L., Kaiser, C. R., & Rieck, H. M. (2010). Detecting racial identification: The role of phenotypic prototypicality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1029-1034.
- Wilkins, C. L., Wellman, J., Babbitt, L., Toosi, N., & Schad, K. D.* (2015). You can win but I can't lose: Bias against high-status groups increases their zero-sum beliefs. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, , 57, 1-15. DOI:10.1016/j.jesp.2014.10.008
- Wilkins, C. L., Wellman, J. D., Flavin, E. L., & Manrique, J. (2017). When men perceive anti-male bias: Status-legitimizing beliefs increase discrimination against women. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. DOI: 10.1037/men0000097
- Wilkins, C. L., Wellman, J. D., & Kaiser, C. R. (2013). Status legitimizing beliefs increase positivity toward Whites who claim anti-White bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
- Wilkins, C. L., Wellman, J. D., & Schad, K. D. (2017). Reactions to anti-male sexism claims: The moderating roles of status legitimizing belief endorsement and group identification. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 20(2), 173-185. DOI: 10.1177/1368430215595109
- Advanced Research Methods in Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods
- Social Psychology
- Social Stigma (seminar)
Clara L. Wilkins
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, CB 1125
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
- Phone: (314) 935-8111