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Mary Murphy

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Expert Bio

Mary Murphy is an associate professor of psychology at Indiana University whose research examines how people’s social identities affect their thoughts, feelings, motivation and performance. Her research in education illuminates the situational cues that influence students’ outcomes.

As co-founder of the College Transition Collaborative, a research-practice partnership aimed to increase student success, she develops and evaluates educational interventions. Her research with organizations and tech examines strategies to boost innovation and diversity. Murphy has received over $8 million in federal and foundation grants, and her research has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review and NPR.

Areas of Expertise

Women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math; social psychology; stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination; interracial friendship; intergroup interaction; diversity; education; higher education; technology.

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