Faculty Affiliate Sarah E. Gaither Publishes Two papers

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Faculty Affiliate Dr. Sarah E. Gaither, Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, recently published two papers.

Parent and self-socialization of gender intergroup attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors among ethnically and geographically diverse young children,” which explores the roots of gender bias in children and adults, was published in Developmental Psychology.

Race differences in patient trust and distrust from audio-recorded cardiology encounters,” recently published in Patient Education and Consulting, provides a direct assessment of trust levels in patient-physician interactions and reports lower levels of trust for Black patients with white cardiologists.

Dr. Sarah Gaither’s research focuses broadly on how a person’s social identities and experiences across the lifespan motivate their social perceptions and behaviors in diverse settings. More specifically, she studies how contact with diverse others shapes social interactions, how having multiple racial or multiple social identities affects different types of social behavior and categorizations of others, and what contexts shape the development of racial perceptions and biases from childhood through adulthood.