Sarah Cotterill

Sarah Cotterill

Doctoral Candidate in Psychology
Sarah Cotterill

Sarah is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Sidanius Lab. Through several lines of research, her work addresses the psychology of power, intergroup relations, and conflict. In particular, she has investigated the ideological dimension of social inequality, seeking to understand how ideological beliefs reify differences between groups of people. More recently, Sarah's research has addressed the psychology of acute intergroup conflict. To this end, she and her collaborators have collected data in the aftermath of terrorist events in both the United States and Europe. Among other questions, they are interested in how the individual difference variables of social dominance orientation and right wing authoritarianism can explain psychological responses to terrorism. 

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