Professor of Psychology

Diversity and Social Processes Lab


My research explores the ways in which demographic trends toward increased diversity may have implications for individuals’ relations with people from different social groups, for basic social cognitive processes, and for political beliefs. For example, my research examines how exposure to information about diversity affects intergroup attitudes, social categorization, political ideology, and policy preferences. Further, with increasing diversity, relations among members of different minority or stigmatized groups (i.e., intra-minority intergroup relations) are likely to become more prevalent. My research explores the factors that influence when and if members of one stigmatized group perceive other stigmatized groups as potential allies, as potential competitors, or as any other outgroup. I also have interests in how category- and feature-based stereotyping work together or independently to affect social judgment. Thus, my research lies at the intersections of intergroup relations, social cognition, and political psychology.



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


Assistant Professor of Psychology, New York University
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 277
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 998-8386

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