Ideology and Intergroup Violence Lab

The Ideology and Intergroup Violence Lab at Clark University investigates the ideological foundations of violence at multiple levels of analysis (e.g., the individual and society), while also identifying ways to reduce violence and discrimination. We explore the complex dynamics of ideology and violence across a variety of intergroup relations, including gender, race, nationality, and sexual orientation.



Andrew L. Stewart is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Clark University.


I will be considering accepting graduate students during the 2023-2024 application cycle to begin in the 2024-2025 academic year. For more information on my mentoring approach and what I look for in prospective graduate students, please go here: To Prospective Applicants.


Want to join the lab? Undergraduates who wish to work with me on research projects should complete the application and email it to me.

Research assistants can register for research credit through PSYC210: Research on Ideology and Violence, requiring an average of 10 hours per week. Tasks typically include literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, development of research materials, and professional development.

Our weekly lab meeting will be a mixture of reviewing lab activities, professional development, and discussion of readings. All students should read social dominance theory as background for the research we conduct in the lab.