Mary Murphy, Ph.D.

Mary Murphy is a National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Scholar at Northwestern’s Department of Psychology. Mary received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Stanford University in 2007, where she was mentored by her advisor Claude Steele. Mary’s research interests focus on how situational cues in academic, organizational, and group settings affect people’s levels of social identity threat, motivation, cognitive processing, and perceived contingencies of social identity. She is currently studying cues and their motivational, affective, and cognitive effects during intergroup interactions. Mary received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (go, Longhorns!), and hails originally from San Antonio, TX. In her “spare time,” Mary is getting to know Chicago, going on long bike rides down Lake Shore Drive, and catching up with friends and family.

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Read Mary's recent article: "Signaling Threat: How Situational Cues Affect Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Settings" (pdf).

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