I joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in the fall of 2011 after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Washington.
My research broadly examines prejudice, stereotyping, and the self and falls into two main categories. In one line of work, I explore consequences of within-group variation in phenotypic prototypicality (variation in racial minorities’ physical appearance) in an effort to better comprehend the unique experiences of individuals from stigmatized groups. In a second line of work, I study high-status groups’ perceptions of bias against their own group. I examine how ideologies that justify social inequality affect perceptions of anti-White and anti-male bias.
- Intergroup Relations
- Person Perception
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- 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., Wellman, J. D., & Kaiser, C. R. (2013). Status legitimizing beliefs increase positivity toward Whites who claim anti-White bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
- Kaiser, C. R., & Wilkins, C. L. (2010). Group identification and prejudice: Theoretical and empirical advances and implications. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 461-476.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Advanced Research Methods in Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods
- Social Psychology
- Social Stigma (seminar)
Department of Psychology
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