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Darcy A. Reich - Social

Contact Information

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  • Please email me if you are interested in becoming an undergraduate research assistant in my lab. Please include your major(s) and GPA in your email.

Publications/Presentations with Undergraduate Students

  • Casa de Calvo, M. P., Reich, D. A., Mather, R. D., & Naylor, N. K. (2008, February). On purging partiality: Toward the assessment of internal motivation to avoid negative interpersonal bias. Poster to be presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Naylor, N. K., Reich, D. A., Casa de Calvo, M. P., & Mather, R. D. (2006, April). Social inferences and internal motivation to avoid negative interpersonal biases. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.
  • Womack, P. J., & Reich, D. A. (2004, April). Assumptions about human nature and the big five personality factors. Poster presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

Reseach Interests

Social cognition, interpersonal processes, bias correction, expectancy effects, attribution, the self

Responsibilities and Expectations for Undergraduate Research Assistants

Students typically enroll in PSY 4000 for 3 credits per semester, which means that they participate in about 9 hours of lab work per week. Students are expected to be very dependable and meticulous in their work. Students may be responsible for attending bi-weekly group research meetings, serving as experimenters in computer-based and face-to-face experiments, serving as confederates in experiments, reading background literature, discussing articles, doing literature searches, helping to design materials for studies, copying materials for studies, coding participants’ behaviors from videotaped and/or audiotaped interactions, coding written responses, helping to write up Method sections for research reports, discussing the results of studies, learning about data analyses and how to use SPSS, learning how to program experiments, and presenting posters at Southwestern Psychological Association or other conferences.

Current Projects

  • Mimicry and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  • Negative Consequences of Nonconscious Mimicry
  • Correcting for Biases: Pessimism, Implementation Intentions, and Social Judgments
  • Factors that influence Self-Regulation and Goal Pursuit
  • Motivation to Avoid Negative Interpersonal Bias
  • Interpersonal Expectancies