Laboratory Director

Samuel R. Sommers

Samuel R. Sommers, PhD

Faculty Profile  Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sam Sommers is an experimental social psychologist interested in issues related to stereotyping, prejudice, and group diversity. His research focuses on two general (and often overlapping) topics: 1) race and social perception, judgment, and interaction; 2) the intersection of psychology and law. In other words, he is interested in how race impacts the way people see and interact with the world in a wide range of social settings. In recognition of this work, in 2008 he received the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence from the American Psychology-Law Society.

Lab Members

Jeremy Pagan

Jeremy Pagan

PhD Candidate

Keturah Ragland

Keturah Ragland

Graduate Student


Evan Apfelbaum

Evan Apfelbaum, PhD

Associate Professor
Boston University Questrom
School of Business

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Laura Babbitt

Laura Babbitt, PhD

Principal Investigator
Tufts Labor Lab: Experimental
Research for Dignity at Work

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Sarah Gaither

Sarah Gaither, PhD

Assistant Professor
Duke University

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Simon Howards

Simon Howard, PhD

Assistant Professor
Marquette University

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Satia Marotta

Satia Marotta, PhD

Research Manager
The Center for Effective

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Raea Rasmussen

Raea Rasmussen, PhD

User Research