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Psychology, Psychology of Religion, Social Psychology

Barker, Sally

Orono | United States


Sally Barker is a doctoral student in the Psychological Sciences program at The University of Maine under the supervision of Dr. Jordan P. LaBouff. She is the Lab Director of the Culture, Religion, Attitudes, and Beliefs (CRAB) Lab.

Sally earned her M.S. at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga under Dr. Ralph Hood’s supervision, where she served as the Lab Director of the Ralph W. Hood Jr. Psychology of Religion Lab.

Broadly, her research focus is on the psychology of religious intergroup relations. She uses qualitative and quantitative methods to examine how religion-oriented social identities and beliefs impact interreligious dialogue and conflict. Her current work in the network explores how social identities like “religious” or “scientist” impact perceptions of the religion-science relationship.