I am interested in examining how criticism of not just the individual, but a group’s leader, might influence individuals’ perception of their social identity and responses to inter-group relations. My thesis specifically examines how an intergroup context affects perceived criticism by polarizing group identities and delegitimizing fair criticism.
Mendez, J., Griffith, Z., Newman, Al., Sherburne, B., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, February). The role of uncertainty and efficacy in schism potential. Poster presented at the Society for the Personality and Social Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.