• Neel Group

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The Stigma and Motivation (SAM) Lab examines person perception, stigma and prejudice, emotion, and social motivation, primarily from social cognitive and evolutionary perspectives. Much of our work centers on how these phenomena are influenced by people's goals. The lab is directed by Dr. Rebecca Neel, and supports the research of multiple graduate students and undergraduate research assistants within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa.