Shiang-Yi Lin, Ph.D.

Academic History
Lehigh University
M.S. 2015, Psychology
National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan
M.S. 2007, Attitudes and Social Cognition
B.A. 2004, Psychology
Research Interests
My general interest is in understanding how intergroup relations influence information processing and its downstream consequences (i.e., group evaluations or identification).  Specifically, I have developed two lines of research.  The first investigates contextual factors that mitigate dominant group members’ biased perceptions and evaluations of historically disadvantaged groups. My second line of research focuses on the perspective of disadvantaged group members, and is exploring psychological mechanisms that cause socially mobile individuals to experience reduced concern for their disadvantaged group. 
Conference Presentations
Lin S-Y., & Packer, D. J. (January, 2016). Cooperation-enhancing social institutions have dissociated effects on reaction time and accuracy-based indices of implicit racial bias. Poster accepted at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
Lin S., & Packer, D. J. (2015). Threat or Opportunity?: Attributions Following High Levels of Cooperation Within an Outgroup. Poster accepted at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
Lin S., & Packer, D. J. (2014). Rapid evaluative tuning: the presence of cooperation-facilitating institutions reduces implicit racial bias. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
Lin S-Y. & Packer, D. J. (submitted). Dynamic tuning of evaluations: Implicit racial attitudes are sensitive to situationally-variable cooperative affordances
Lin, S.Y., & Kao, C.F. (2008). Retrieval-induced forgetting of stereotypical traits:  Cross-category inhibition and valence asymmetry. Chinese Journal of Psychology, 50, 403-423.
2016 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grant-in-Aid: “When nonviolence looks violent: The effect of race on perceptions of protests” - $1,000
Awards & Honors
2016 APA-USNC International Travel and Mentoring Program for the 31st International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama, American Psychological Association (APA)
2015 Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
2012-2013 Fulbright Graduate Study Grants, Fulbright Foundation
Best Master Thesis Award, Taiwanese Psychological Association, 2007
Research Scholarship, Department of Psychology, 2006