Bettina J. Casad, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences
Gender Studies Faculty Affiliate
University of Missouri-St. Louis

414 Stadler Hall 
One University Boulevard 
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Phone: (314) 516-4504
Fax: (314) 516-5392





The Social Psychology and Neuroscience Research Lab at the University of Missouri-St. Louis encompasses several research projects that tackle interdisciplinary research questions in the fields of social psychology, social neuroscience, and organizational psychology. Projects examine mechanisms of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination for both targets and perceivers. Current projects investigate effects of threatening environments on underrepresented groups, self-regulation mechanisms in response to threat, perceptions of targets and allies who confront prejudice, and effects of social media and racism on stress. Projects implement multiple measures including self-report, implicit, non-verbal, behavioral, physiological measures (blood pressure, heart rate variability, impedance cardiography, facial EMG), EEG, and neuroendocrine markers (cortisol, DHEA, IL-6).

Dr. Casad is currently accepting applications for PhD and MA students in the Behavioral Neuroscience and Industrial Organizational Psychology programs.

To learn more about our research team, projects, and opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, follow the links on the menu toolbar.