Dr. Laura Parker
Dr. Laura ParkerAssistant Professor of PsychologySocial Sciences
Dr. Parker is an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown. She received her Ph. D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University in 2018. Her research focuses on developing and validating effective strategies for reducing prejudice, promoting inclusion, and promote positive intergroup attitudes and behaviors. Specifically, her primary areas of research examine affective, cognitive, social, and motivational processes that exacerbate and ameliorate prejudice.
She teaches courses on the psychology of prejudice, social psychology, research methods, special projects in psychology, and introductory psychology.
Ph.D. Social Psychology, Purdue University
M.S. Social Psychology, Purdue University
B.A. University Scholars, Baylor University
- PSY 1303 Introductory Psychology
- PSY 2302 Social Psychology
- PSY 3320 Research Methods in Psychology
- PSY 4313 Psychology of Prejudice
- PSY 4395 Special Projects in Psychology
Dr. Parker is an experimental social psychologist. She received her Ph. D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. Her research focuses on developing and validating effective strategies for reducing prejudice, promoting inclusion, and promote positive intergroup attitudes and behaviors. Specifically, her primary areas of research examine affective, cognitive, social, and motivational processes that exacerbate and ameliorate prejudice.
Her research experience qualifies her to teach Social Psychology (PSY 2302), Psychology of Prejudice (PSY 4313), and Introductory Psychology (PSY 1303). Her experience conducting experiments qualifies her to teach Research Methods in Psychology (PSY 3320) and Special Projects in Psychology (PSY 4395).
2018 - PresentAssistant Professor of Psychology, University of Houston-Downtown.
2015 - 2018 -Graduate Instructor, Purdue University
Parker, L. R., Monteith, M. J., & South, S. C. (in press). The nature of prejudice toward people with developmental disabilities. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
Parker, L. R., Monteith, M. J., Moss-Racusin, C. A., & Van Camp, A. R. (2018). Promoting concern about gender bias through evidence-based confrontations. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, 74, 8-23.
Burns, M. D., Monteith, M. J., & Parker, L. R. (2017). Training away bias: The differential effects of counterstereotype training and self-regulation on stereotype activation and application. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 97-110.
Burns, M. D., Parker, L. R., & Monteith, M. J. (2016). Self-regulation strategies for combating prejudice. In C. Sibley and F. K. Barlow (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice (500-518). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Monteith, M. J., Blodorn, A., Carter, E. R., & Parker, L. R. (2015). Translating prejudice and discrimination psychological research to address inequality. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1, 307-309.
Monteith, M. J., Parker, L. R., & Burns, M. D. (2015). The self-regulation of prejudice. In T. D. Nelson (Ed.), Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination (409-432). New York: Psychology Press.