Social Psychology; Achievement Motivation; Self; Stigma; Stereotyping; Prejudice.
My main research examines the influence of individual differences, group stereotypes, and situational factors on student performance, motivation, and attributions. My second line of research seeks to understand how social identity, individual differences in prejudice, and stereotypes influence person judgment.
Dr. Lawrence joined the faculty of UMass Lowell in 2004. His area of specialization is social psychology. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in social psychology, applied social psychology, and psychology of diversity.