Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty
Dr. McLaughlin-Volpe is a social psychologist with research interests in the areas of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. She teaches courses in social psychology, the psychology of prejudice, and statistics.
Dr. McLaughlin-Volpe's general area of research is the study of cross-group relationships. Specifically, she is interested in (a) identifying the cognitive, emotional, and motivational mechanisms by which close cross-group friendship may lead to improved intergroup attitudes; (b) studying how close cross-group relationships affect the relationship partners, in particular their self-understanding, happiness, world-views, and attitudes; and (c) determining the interpersonal conditions that allow members of all groups to identify and contribute fully to a multicultural society.
Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Bulletin.
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Katie O'Neil '09, '11
Katie O'Neil '09, '11 reveals why she chose speech pathology and how giving her students communication tools makes her feel. Watch now »
Grossman studies facial expression to aid people with autism
In her research, Communication Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Ruth Grossman wants to address some of the communication problems that children with autism face as they interact with others at home and school.