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SoCCCo Alumna

Dr. Laura Van Berkel

Research interests

Political psychology • Social hierarchy • National identity • Gender stereotypes and prejudice • Self-regulation


  • Van Berkel, L., Molina, L. E., & Mukherjee, S. (in press). Gender asymmetry in the construction of American national identity. Psychology of Women Quarterly.
  • Keefer, L. A., Goode, C., & Van Berkel, L. D. (2015). Toward a psychological study of class consciousness: Development and validation of a social psychological model. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3, 253–290. doi:10.5964/jspp.v3i2.492
  • Van Berkel, L., Crandall, C. S., Eidelman, S., & Blanchar, J. C. (2015). Hierarchy, dominance, and deliberation: Egalitarian values require mental effort. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1207–1222. doi:10.1177/0146167215591961
  • Van Berkel, L. D., Solomon, E. D., & Clark, E. M. (2012). Security and similarity: Parent-child political attitude congruence as predicted by parental attachment. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 17, 90–98.
  • Mattingly, B. A., Van Berkel, L. D., Seda, J. K., & Suppes, B. T. (2010). Obtaining a behavioral measure of sacrifice without assessing romantic couples. American Journal of Psychological Research, 6, 50–57.

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Academic distinctions

  • Institute for Policy and Social Research Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Kansas, 2015-2016
  • First Place Oral Presentation, Sigma Xi Graduate Research Competition, University of Kansas, 2015
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2013
  • SPSP Student Poster Award Finalist and Runner-Up, 2013

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