Social Identity Lab
at Cal Poly Humboldt
The Cal Poly Humboldt Social Identity Lab (SI Lab) researches the social identity and self-categorization processes which underlie social and political attitudes and behavior. We examine a range of intra and intergroup processes involved in social influence and intergroup relations, including minority influence, extremism, trends toward populism, and support for non-traditional and even authoritarian leadership. All research is based in Social Psychology and led by Amber Gaffney, PhD and Co-Investigator Stephanie Souter, MA. A cohort of dedicated grad students, research assistants, and numerous alumni keep the research strong and growing in future-focused directions.
See the latest research from our lab and get a feel for what we do and who we work with.
Our lab gatherings involve a mix of conference attendance, outdoor socialization, and dogs!
Amber (center) and graduate students (Left to right: Jordan, Crane, Zoe, Joseph R., Alicia, Jacob, and Joseph P.) pose during a break at SPSP conference