Contact Me


I'm Carlee Beth Hawkins, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois Springfield. My research concerns debiasing motivations and strategies, and their consequences for identification, judgment, and behavior. Learn more about my research here and my teaching here.

In May 2013, I received my PhD in social psychology at the University of Virginia under the advisement of Brian Nosek and Sophie Trawalter. Then I spent two years as a a post-doctoral researcher and lab manager in the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

I am also a researcher with Project Implicit. Interested in learning about your own implicit biases? Click here to participate in a study.

If you're interested in my research but prefer not to read empirical psychology articles, NPR covered our work on how political independence is motivated by desires to be, or to appear to be, objective and unbiased: Are Independents Just Partisans in Disguise?

Photo credit and thanks to Jasmine Kwong; kwongphotography at gmail dot com