Episode 3: Science, Religion and Stereotypes with Dr Kimberly Rios
Dr Kim Rios is Associate Professor of Psychology at Ohio University where she has taught since 2013. whose research explores the relationship between science, religion and identity from a Social Psychological perspective. She is interested in the causes and consequences of stereotyping/prejudice among religious majorities (such as, negative stereotypes about Christians’ scientific abilities) and minorities (for example, negative stereotypes about atheists’ morality and trustworthiness), both within the U.S. and cross-culturally. You can read her Researcher Profile here.
In this episode, Kim talks about how our perception of things, as seemingly fixed as the length of a straight line, are shaped by group pressures. We also discuss the differential impacts which memberships of majority and minority social groups have on our identity as well as the potential for us to ‘choke’ under pressure, and Kim even introduces us to her dog Jimmy!”
This podcast is 59 mins and 27 seconds
The key words associated with this podcast are:
- Social Psychology
- Majority versus minority identities
To learn more about these issues, we recommend that you read –
- Rios, K. (2020) ‘Examining Christians’ Reactions to Reminders of Religion–Science Conflict: Stereotype Threat versus Disengagement’, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28(8): 949–957. doi: 10.1177/0146167220929193
- Rios, K., Cheng, Z. H., Totton, R. R.,* & Shariff, A. F. (2015). ‘Negative stereotypes cause Christians to underperform in and disidentify with science.’ Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6: 959–967. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167220929193
- Rios, K. (2020). ‘How does the Science-Religion Conflict Narrative affect Christians?’ https://scienceandbeliefinsociety.org/2020/07/14/how-does-the-science-religion-conflict-narrative-affect-christians/
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