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Krystal Perkins

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

I am interested in the ways in which members of non-dominant groups in society (e.g., minorities, immigrants) form, manage, and negotiate their identity in relation to other groups (e.g., dominant groups, Americans). My research also considers how high and low-status groups think about each other and negotiate intergroup interactions. In particular, I explore these topics in my lab (Collective Identity and Intergroup Relations Lab):

  • The extent to which self/group-views correspond to the perceptions of others (e.g., reflected appraisal) in terms of:
    • rejection-identification and race-based rejection 
    • shaping experiences of belonging and inclusion
  • Interracial interactions and executive functioning
  • Variations in speech accents and social evaluations
  • Discourse analysis of race talk, immigration, and national identity
  • Pedagogy and intercultural exchange

Representative Courses

  • Psychology of Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination 
  • Social Cognition 
  • Psychology of Stigma 
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology 
  • Qualitative Methods and Lab
  • Health Disparities
  • First Year Experience

Publications

Selected Publications:

Steele, G. L. & Perkins, K. (under review). The effects of perceived neighborhood immigrant population size on preferences for redistribution in New York City: A pilot study. 

Perkins, K., Kurtis, T., & Velazquez, L. (under review). What it means to be “one of us”: Discourses of national identity in the United States. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Steele, G. L. & Perkins, K. (2018). The effects of perceived neighborhood diversity on preferences for redistribution: A pilot study. Societies, 8(3), 82-106.

Perkins, K., Munguia, N., Gianneti, B., Delakowitz, B., Gengyuan, L., Moure-Eraso, R., & Velazquez, L.(2018). International perspectives on the pedagogy of climate change. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200, 1043-1052.

Perkins, K., Chan-Frazier, M., & Roland, Y** (2018). Discursive constructions of race talk among Black men and women living in the United States. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 1-19.

Flusberg, S. Toskos, Dils, A., & Perkins, K. (2018). Folk economic beliefs moderate the effects of majority group threat. Proceedings of the 40th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison, WI.

Velazquez, L., Perkins, K., Munguia, N., & Slim, D. (2018). A COIL-enhanced course on international perspectives of climate change. In Ulisses M Azeiteiro, Walter Leal Filho and Luisa Aires (eds.), Distance Learning and Climate Literacy and Innovations in Climate Change Education in Higher Education Institutions.

Perkins K., & Kurtiş, T. (Co-Editors) (2017). Social Psychology Subsection. Appears in Turner, B., Kivisto, P., Outhwaite, W., Kyung-Sup, C., Epstein, C. and Ryan, J.M. (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Perkins, K. (2017) Reflected appraisal theory. Appears in Turner, B., Kivisto, P., Outhwaite, W., Kyung-Sup, C., Epstein, C. and Ryan, J.M. (Eds.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Perkins, K. The integration of “bottom-up” approaches to race talk for the future of discourse analytic research (2016). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10, 329-336.

Presentations / Conferences

Selected Presentations: 

Perkins, K. (2017). The integration of ‘bottom-up’ approaches to the analysis of race talk for the future of discourse analytic Research.  Presented at the International Society of Theoretical Psychology, Tokyo, Japan. 

Perkins, K. Toskos, A., & Flusberg, S. (2017). The perceived threat of demographic shifts depends on how you think the economy works. Presented at the International Society of Political Psychology’s Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Grigas, P. & Perkins, K. (2017). Collective self-esteem and feelings of belonging and mattering in the United States among first-and second-generation Latino immigrants. Presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 

Perkins, K. Toskos, A., & Flusberg, S. (2017). The perceived threat of demographic shifts depends on how you think the economy works. Presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 

Perkins, K. & Renteria, L. (2017). Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) as an approach to broadening the scope of the psychology classroom. Presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 

Renteria, L, Vargas, F., & Perkins, K. (2017). The investors’ fear of Trumponomics. Presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 

Perkins, K., & Renteria, L. (2017). Where technology meets internationalization:  COIL professional development for SUNY and its global partners. Presented at the Annual Conference on Instruction and Technology, SUNY Oneonta, USA.

Estevez, K. & Perkins, K. (2017). Reducing sexist beliefs through various male privilege enhancement strategies. Poster presented at the SUNY Student Undergraduate Research Conference, Long Island, New York, USA.  

Perkins, K. (2017).  Deconstructing stereotypes and stigmas. Presented at the United to Fight Rally, SUNY Purchase, USA. 

Vargas, F., Renteria, L., & Perkins, K. (2017). Investors and Trump’s new business policy. Presented at the National Symposium on Research in Economics and Administrative Sciences, University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico.