Professor of Psychology

Diversity and Social Processes Lab


My work focuses on understanding social and political attitudes among members of different social groups (e.g., groups based on race, gender, sexuality) from dual perspectives: those of traditionally-stigmatized groups as well as societally-dominant groups. For example, some of my research explores the conditions under which members of one stigmatized group perceive other stigmatized groups as potential allies, as potential competitors, or as any other outgroup. Another line of work examines how exposure to information about diversity affects majority and minority group members’ intergroup attitudes, social categorization, and political attitudes. I also have interests in how category- and feature-based stereotyping may operate independently or in combination to affect downstream judgments of other people.



PhD in Social Psychology, Northwestern University (2014)
BA in Psychology, Purdue University (2008)


Assistant Professor of Psychology, New York University (2016-present)
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University (2014-2016)

Selected Publications

Craig, M. A., & Richeson, J. A. (in press). Hispanic population growth engenders conservative shift among non-Hispanic racial minorities. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Cortland, C. I., Craig, M. A., Shapiro, J. R., Richeson, J. A., Neel, R., & Goldstein, N. J. (in press). Solidarity through shared disadvantage: Highlighting shared experiences of discrimination improves relations between stigmatized groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Craig, M. A., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (in press). Category (non)fit modulates extrapolative stereotyping of multiply categorizable targets. Social Cognition.

Craig, M. A., & Richeson, J. A. (2016). Stigma-based solidarity: Understanding the psychological foundations of conflict & coalition among members of different stigmatized groups. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25(1), 21-27. [article]

Craig, M. A., & Richeson, J. A. (2014). Discrimination divides across identity dimensions: Perceived racism reduces support for gay rights and increases anti-gay bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 169-174. [article]

Craig, M. A., & Richeson, J. A. (2014). On the precipice of a “majority-minority” America: Perceived status threat from the racial demographic shift affects White Americans’ political ideology. Psychological Science, 25(6), 1189-1197. [article]

Craig, M. A., & Richeson, J. A. (2014). More diverse yet less tolerant? How the increasingly-diverse racial landscape affects White Americans’ racial attitudes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(6), 750-761. [article] [correction]

Craig, M. A., & Richeson, J. A. (2014). Not in my backyard! Authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, and support for strict immigration policies at home and abroad. Political Psychology, 35(3), 417-429. [article]

Craig, M. A., DeHart, T., Richeson, J. A., & Fiedorowicz, L. (2012). Do unto others as others have done unto you? Perceiving sexism influences women’s evaluations of stigmatized racial groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(9), 1107-1119. [article]

Craig, M. A., & Richeson, J. A. (2012). Coalition or derogation? How perceived discrimination influences intraminority intergroup relations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4), 759-777. [article]

Richeson, J. A., & Craig, M. A. (2011). Intra-minority intergroup relations in the twenty-first century. Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 140(2), 166-175. [article]

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Maureen Craig Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
New York University
6 Washington Place, Room 526
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 998-8386

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