Dr. Katie Kroeper

Hello there! I’m a postdoctoral researcher, studying social identity threat, prejudice reduction, and social psychological intervention. I grew up in Middletown, NJ, earning my B.A. in psychology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick (advisor: Dr. Diana Sanchez). Then, after working as a lab manager for a couple of years at Rutgers (with Dr. Jami Young), I moved to Indiana University, Bloomington to earn my PhD in social psychology (advisor: Dr. Mary Murphy). The goal of my research is to identify and mitigate unfair inequities between members of traditionally advantaged and disadvantaged social groups. This involves identifying (often overlooked) disparities, empowering people to recognize and persuasively speak out against social inequity, and constructing social environments where everyone has equitable opportunity to grow and thrive.


Email: kroeper.1[at]osu.edu

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/kathrynkroeper


Recent/Forthcoming Papers

Kroeper, K. M. (in prep). Expecting prejudice confrontation to backfire: Prejudice norms and misalignment between forecaster expectations and experiencer realities. [Dissertation Research]. Open Access Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2022/25519

Kroeper, K. M., Williams, H. E., & Murphy, M. C. (in press). Counterfeit diversity: How strategically misrepresenting gender diversity elevates women’s identity threat concerns by dampening perceived organizational sincerity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000348

Kroeper, K. M., Quintanilla, V. D., Frisby, M., Yel, N., Applegate, A. G., Sherman, S. J., & Murphy, M. C. (2020). Underestimating the unrepresented: Cognitive biases that disadvantage Pro Se litigants in family law cases. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 26(2), 198-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000229

Kroeper, K. M., Muenks, K., & Murphy, M. C. (2019). Marriage equality: On the books and on the ground? An experimental audit study of beliefs and behavior towards same-sex and interracial couples in the wedding industry. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 19(1), 50–77. https://doi.org/10.1111/asap.12172