Amy Krosch, assistant professor of psychology, has been named a 2018 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star, an award presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD.
The Rising Star designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions. Designees are selected for their promise of excellence in research, as evaluated by significant publications, recognitions, theoretical and empirical contributions and work that has a potentially broad impact.
Krosch's research examines the social and economic factors that amplify discrimination and the basic social cognitive and perceptual processes through which our goals and motivations influence our behavior toward others. She takes a multilevel approach to research, intergrating ideas and methods from experimental social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, behavorial decision-making and psychophysics. As director of the Social Perception and Intergroup Inequality Lab, Krosch aims to understand the persistent and wide-spread inequalities that exist between groups in America and to inform interventions aimed at reducing group-based disparities in socio-economic and health outcomes.