Evan examines the important, and often complex, issues that lie at the intersection of diversity and individual, group, and organizational processes. He draws on social psychology, developmental psychology, organizational behavior, and behavioral economics. His research is unified by the pursuit of theoretically innovative science that can influence how we live, learn, and work in an increasingly diverse society. 

Academic Publications

*Gaither, S., *Apfelbaum, E. P., Birnbaum, H., Babbitt, L., & Sommers, S. R. (in press). Mere membership in racially diverse groups reduces conformity. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Duhaime, E. P., & Apfelbaum, E. P. (2017). Can information decrease political polarization? Evidence from the U.S. Taxpayer Receipt. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Apfelbaum, E. P., Grunberg, R., Halevy, N., & Kang, S. (2016). From ignorance to intolerance: Perceived intentionality of racial discrimination shapes preferences for colorblindness versus multiculturalismJournal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 86-101.

Apfelbaum, E. P., Stephens, N. M., & Reagans, R. E. (2016). Beyond one-size-fits-all: Tailoring diversity approaches to the representation of social groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 547-566.

Pauker, K., Apfelbaum, E. P., & Spitzer, B. (2015). When societal norms and social identity collide: The race talk dilemma for racial minority children. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 887-895.

Galinksy, A. D., Todd, A. R., Homan, A. C., Phillips, K. W., Apfelbaum, E. P., Sasaki, S. J., Richeson, J. A., Olayon, J. B., & Maddux, W. W. (2015). Maximizing the gains and minimizing the pains of diversity: A policy perspective. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 10, 742-748.

Levine, S. S., Apfelbaum, E. P., Bernard, M., Bartelt, V. L., Zajac, E. J., & Stark, D. (2014). Ethnic diversity deflates price bubbles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 18524-18529.

Shteynberg, G., Hirsch, J. B., Apfelbaum, E. P., Larsen, J. T. ,Galinsky, A. D., & Roese, N. J. (2014). Feeling more together: Group attention intensifies emotion. Emotion, 14, 1102-1114.

Apfelbaum, E. P., Phillips, K. W., & Richeson, J. A. (2014). Rethinking the baseline in diversity research: Should we be explaining the effects of homogeneity? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 235-244. 

Apfelbaum, E. P., & Sommers, S. R. (2013). Law and diversity: The legal-behavioral science divide in how to define, assess, and counteract bias. In Q. Robinson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Phillips, K. W., & Apfelbaum, E. P. (2013). Delusions of homogeneity? Reinterpreting the effects of group diversity. In B. Mannix and M. Neale (Eds.), The Handbook of Research on Managing Groups and Teams (pp.185-208). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Shteynberg, G., & Apfelbaum, E. P. (2013). The power of shared ingroup attention: Simultaneous observation with similar others facilitates social learning. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 738-744.

Apfelbaum, E. P., Norton, M. I., & Sommers, S. R. (2012). Racial colorblindness: Emergence, practice, and implications. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 205-209.

Apfelbaum, E. P., Krendl, A. C., & Ambady, N. (2010). Age-related decline in executive function predicts better advice-giving in uncomfortable social contexts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1074-1077.

Apfelbaum, E. P., Pauker, K., Sommers, S. R., & Ambady, N. (2010). In blind pursuit of racial equality? Psychological Science, 21, 1587-1592.

Freeman, J. B., Pauker, K., Apfelbaum, E. P., & Ambady, N. (2010). Continuous dynamics in the real-time perception of race. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 179-185.

Pauker, K., Ambady, N., & Apfelbaum, E. P. (2010). Race salience and essentialist thinking in racial stereotype development. Child Development, 81, 1799-1813.

Apfelbaum, E. P., & Sommers, S. R. (2009). Liberating effects of losing executive control: When regulatory strategies turn maladaptive. Psychological Science, 20, 139-143.

Apfelbaum, E. P., Pauker, K., Ambady, N., Sommers, S. R., & Norton, M. I. (2008). Learning (not) to talk about race: When older children underperform in social categorization. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1513-1518.

Apfelbaum, E. P., Sommers, S. R., & Norton, M. I. (2008). Seeing race and seeming racist? Evaluating strategic colorblindness in social interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 918-932.

Norton, M. I., Sommers, S. R., Apfelbaum, E. P., Pura, N., & Ariely, D. (2006). Colorblindness and interracial interaction: Playing the political correctness game. Psychological Science, 17, 949-953.

Sommers, S. R., Apfelbaum, E. P., Dukes, K. N., Toosi, N., & Wang, E. (2006). Race and media coverage of Hurricane Katrina: Analysis, implications, and future research questions. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 6, 39-55.