My Research

Broadly speaking, I am interested in attitudes, social cognition, person-perception, and intergroup relations. Specifically, I study biases related to and at the intersection of each of these topics. I seek to go beyond just the identification of bias, but to reveal the constructs that relate to and the mechanisms that drive psychological biases. Learn more about my research below!

Research Interests

I study the psychological processes that underlie biases at the intersection of social attitudes, person-perception, and intergroup relations. I examine these psychological processes in the context of relevant, real-world environments. For example, I have ongoing work related to perceptual biases on social media, how the attributes of individuals depicted alongside requests for donations influence perceiver responses, and how social identities and ideologies influences attitudes toward algorithms and conclusions made by algorithms in everyday contexts.

I apply innovative methodological and statistical techniques and have creatively integrated a range of procedural tasks into my research. This includes the Implicit Association Test, the Affect Misattribution Procedure, and the Reverse Correlation Technique. I also place great value on the theoretical implications of the questions I ask in my research.

Publications & Ongoing Work

  • Peer-Reviewed Publications:
  • Ongoing Work:
    • Daley, J. S. & Bodenhausen, G. V. (Under review). Beyond Black and White: Examining the Relationship Between Race and Skin-Tone Bias.
    • Daley, J. S., Gallagher, N.M., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (In progress). A Climate of Threat: How Global Threats Relate to Shifts in Intergroup Attitudes.
    • Daley, J. S., Sanchez, S., Ixtzai Castillo Silva, L., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (In progress). Shades of Persuasion: Investigating the Link Between Target Skin Tone and Persuasiveness.
  • Developing:
    • Livny, A., Judd, N., Rezapour, R., Daley, J.S., Etheridge, C. The Toxic Audience: Investigating Online Harassment of Local Journalists.
    • Daley, J.S., Eagly, A.H. Perceiving Parents: How Being a Parent Influences Attributions of Traditional Gender Stereotypes.
    • Daley, J.S., Klein, S.A.W., Sherman, J.W., & Bodenhausen, G.V. Augmented Associations: How Skin Tone Influences Racial Associations and the Underlying Process.

Selected Presentations, Talks, & Posters

  • Daley, J.S., Gallagher, N., Bodenhausen, G.V. (2022, February). Intergroup Attitudes in the Time of COVID-19. Data Blitz to presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference. San Francisco, CA.
  • Masse, L., Daley, J.S., Sanchez, S., Bodenhausen, G.V. (2022, February). An Influential Complexion: Skin Tone, Race, and Gender on Social Media. Poster presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference. San Francisco, CA.
  • Daley, J.S., Bodenhausen, G.V. (2022, February). Beyond Black and White: Investigating skin-tone and race. Poster presented at Group Processes and Intergroup Relations preconference as part of Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference. San Francisco, CA.
  • Daley, J.S., Eagly, A.H. (2021, February). Mental Images of Parents: How Agentic and Communal are They? Poster presented virtually at Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference; link available upon request.

Selected Research Awards

  • Daley, J.S., Bodenhausen, G.V. (2021, Summer). Shades of Persuasion: Investigating the Link Between Target Skin Tone and Persuasiveness. Social Justice Mini-Grant Award Competition Northwestern University – Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Amount of $2,500.
  • Gallagher, N., Daley, J.S., Bodenhausen, G.V. (2020, Spring). Putting an Outgroup Face on a Viral Threat: Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Prejudice and Stereotyping in the U.S. Weinberg College COVID-19 Research Seed Fund Program. Northwestern University – Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Amount of $12,000.
  • Daley, J.S., Bodenhausen, G.V. (2019, Fall). Beyond Race: The Behavioral Implications of Skin Color. Dispute Resolution Research Center Research Grant, Fall 2019. Kellogg School of management (at Northwestern University) Dispute Resolution Research Center. Amount of $2,500.
  • Daley, J.S., Bodenhausen, G.V. (2020, Spring). Shades of Bias: Examining Skin Color and Race. Association for Psychological Science (APS) Researching Injustice and Social Equality (RISE) award honorable mention. Association for Psychological Science. Amount of $100.