Faculty Affiliate Sarah Gaither Discusses Impact of Random Roommate Assignments on Opinion Science Podcast

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Faculty Affiliate Dr. Sarah Gaither was recently interviewed on the Opinion Science Podcast about her research into how a random roommate assignment policy affects roommate relationships, attitudes, and behavioral changes based on roommate race.

In the paper, published last month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Gaither, the Nicholas J. and Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University, and her co-authors found that the randomized roommate assignment holds promise as a way for universities to promote cross-race contact and increase diversity in friend networks on college campuses.

Listen to the podcast episode in full here.