Elizabeth Haines, PhD


Elizabeth Haines is a social and personality psychologist with an international reputation in understanding social perception, stereotyping, unconscious bias, and implicit measurement. For twenty years she has investigated how, when, and why people socially categorize others — on the basis of gender, race, parental status, age, and attractiveness — and the downstream consequences of categorization on social interaction and evaluation. Dr. Haines has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles on stereotyping and unconscious bias; she is an active scholar as the director of Haines Social Cognition Lab in the science of stereotyping and its change. Dr. Haines regularly teaches about stereotyping in university settings, scientific conferences, and organizations using an evidence based approach and real world examples. She is a research consultant for the NeuroLeadership Institute and how unconscious bias in the workplace affects business decisions and social stereotyping. She is also a member of the Executive Board for Society of Personality and Social Psychology.

  • University of Delaware, BA English, BA (honors) Psychology, 1993
  • Ph.D. City University of New York, 1999
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Washington, 2001