The latest installment of Great Conversations has been released, titled The Impact of Instructor Bias on Student Success. The video features Mary Murphy whose research focuses on developing and testing theories about how people’s social identities and group memberships interact with the contexts they encounter to affect their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, physiology, and motivation. The conversation can be watched here on teaching.iu and here on ProfessorPedia.
Mary Murphy is an associate professor of psychology at Indiana University. Her research on education illuminates the situational cues that influence students’ outcomes. As co-founder of the College Transition Collaborative, a research-practice partnership aimed to increase student success, she develops and evaluates educational interventions. Her research with organizations and tech examines strategies to boost innovation and diversity. Murphy has received over $8 million in federal and foundation grants, and her research has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review and NPR.
Some of Dr. Murphy’s publications include:
- Murphy, M. C. & Walton, G. M. (2013). From prejudiced people to prejudiced places: A social-contextual approach to prejudice. In C. Stangor & C. Crandall (Eds.) Stereotyping and Prejudice. 181-204. New York: Psychology Press.
- Bean, M. G., Slaten, D. G., Horton, W. S., Murphy, M. C., Todd, A. R., Richeson, J. A. (2012). Prejudice concerns and race-based attentional bias: New evidence from eyetracking. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 3(6), 722-729.
- Murphy, M. C., Richeson, J. A. & Molden, D. C. (2011). Leveraging motivational mindsets to foster positive interracial interactions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5(2), 118131.
Great Conversations is a video and audio series of faculty-curated conversations with scholars and researchers. To watch videos in the series, visit http://www.teaching.iu.edu/greatconversations/ or search “Great Conversations” in ProfessorPedia.