2013-2015 > Postdoc (anticipated) > Psych & Policy > University of Nebraska
2008-2013 > Ph.D. (anticipated) > Social Psychology > University of Chicago
JULY 2009 > Summer Institute in Political Psychology > Stanford University
2006-2008 > Research Coordinator > Psychology > Drexel University
2002-2006 > B.S. > Social & Personality Psychology > Duke University
Which psychological dispositions, ideologies, and situations foster acceptance of social change? Which of them support the maintenance of the status quo? How do people think about their social position and identities - e.g., their membership in high or low status groups, their race/ethnicity - and what implications do these ways of thinking have for social change? These are the major themes in my research in social identity, political psychology, and social cognition more generally. Below are my papers and projects currently in progress.
Shockley, E., Wynn, A., Visser, P. S., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (revise & resubmit). Black identity and academic engagement: Converging evidence for the roles of identity centrality and racial ideology.
Shockley, E., Wynn, A., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (under review). Dimensions of Black identity predict system-justifying beliefs.
Shockley, E., Rosen, R. K., & Rios, K. (in preparation). Inferences of goodness from precedent, prevalence, novelty, or rarity: The case for existence biases.
Shockley, E., Rosen, R. K., & Rios, K. (in preparation). Status quo framing increases justification of torture, sometimes: Moderating effects of party and ecology.
Wynn, A. & Shockley, E. (in progress). Ethnic identification and inequality framed as (dis)advantage: Conditional effects shape intellectual disengagement.
Fairdosi, A. S. & Shockley, E. (in progress). “Just a set of words”: The effects of initiative complexity on turnout, voting, comprehension, and efficacy.
Brandt, M. J., & Shockley, E. (in progress). The Right Wing Authoritarianism scale as a bane to the psychology of religion.