After completing his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Paul Davies accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Claude Steele at Stanford University. In 2003, he started as an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at UCLA. Professor Davies then joined the psychology faculty at the University of British Columbia in 2007, where he serves as Professor of Psychology and Faculty Associate in the Faculty of Management.
Professor Davies has been named to the Teaching Honour Roll every year while at UBC, and in May 2012 was awarded the 2011/2012 University of British Columbia Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation. The focus of his research is intergroup relations; specifically, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. One program of research examines diverse forms of social identity threat, and a second examines how perceived stereotypicality can influence the levels of prejudice and discrimination that target stigmatized individuals. The majority of Professor Davies' research is applied to business and law enforcement contexts.
- Intergroup Relations
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Organizational Behavior
- Person Perception
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Social Cognition
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- Cheryan, S., Plaut, V. C., Davies, P. G., & Steele, C. M. (2009). Ambient belonging: How stereotypical cues impact gender participation in computer science. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97(6), 1045-1060.
- Davies, P. G., Spencer, S. J., Quinn, D. M., & Gerhardstein, R. (2002). Consuming images: How television commercials that elicit stereotype threat can restrain women academically and professionally. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Davies, P. G., Spencer, S. J., & Steele, C. M. (2005). Clearing the air: Identity safety moderates the effects of stereotype threat on women’s leadership aspirations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Davies, P. G., Steele, C. M., & Markus, H. R. (2008). A nation challenged: The impact of foreign threats on America’s tolerance for diversity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Eberhardt, J. L., Davies, P. G., Purdie-Vaughns, V. J., & Johnson, S. L. (2006). The look of death: Perceived stereotypicality of black defendants predicts sentencing outcomes. Psychological Science.
- Kahn, K. B., & Davies, P. G. (2017). What influences shooter bias? The effects of suspect race, neighborhood, and clothing on decisions to shoot. Journal of Social Issues, 73(4), 723-743.
- Kunda, Z., Davies, P. G., Adams, B., & Spencer, S. J. (2002). The dynamic time course of stereotype activation: Activation, dissipation, and resurrection. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Spencer, S. J., Logel, C., & Davies, P. G. (2015). Stereotype threat. Annual Review of Psychology, 67, 415-437.
- Graduate Research Methods in Social Psychology
- Graduate Research Topics in Social Psychology: Intergroup Relations
- Intergroup Relations
- Introductory Psychology
- Research Methods in Social Psychology
- Social Psychology
Paul G. Davies
Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia Okanagan
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1V7
- Phone: (250) 807-8727