Stereotyping and Objectification Action Research


Welcome to the Stereotyping and Objectification Action Research (SOAR) Lab!

See how Drake students are harnessing the power of social psychological research tools to better understand the processes and consequences of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.


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Dr. Allen presents at Anderson Gallery

Dr. Allen presented a gallery talk at the “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” international poster exhibit held in Anderson Gallery […]

Congratulations, SOAR Graduates!

The SOAR Lab congratulates the following seniors on their recent May 2019 graduation from Drake University: Sarai Bak, Helen Trisko, […]

Lab students off to 2019 MPA and APS

Lab students, Sarai Bak and Matthew Musacchio, presented their work “The Influence of Masculinity on Men’s Participation in Communal Careers” […]

SOAR students present at 2018 conferences

The SOAR lab congratulates Grace Boatman (Drake ’17) on her recent national conference presentation “You May Support Immigration, but Does […]

SOAR Students at 2017 DUCURS

The following students presented their research at 2017 DUCURS. Congratulations! From left: Kelsey Panfil, Trynann Utzinger, Alexi Ginther, Nicholas Andert, […]

MPA Regional Meeting at Chicago

Two SOAR team members and graduating seniors (Hayley LeBlanc and Karli Kisch) presented their research at the Midwestern Psychological Association […]

Invited Speaker to visit Drake University

Drake University welcomes invited speaker, Dr. Bettina Casad of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, to campus on March 30-31, 2017. […]


Kelsey Panfil, Karli Kisch,  Trynann Utzinger, and Marissa Schuster presented their research poster at the 2016 DUCURS conference. Congratulations!  

STEM at the Zoo

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience hosted hands-on activity tables for Des Moines area children to learn about the science […]