Adoption and foster microaggressions amidst COVID-19: Increase in judgements from heightened emotional distress
Mikala Grimaldi, (BS, Bridgewater State University), Holly Grant-Marsney, (PhD, Bridgewater State University), & Ashley Hansen-Brown, (PhD, Bridgewater State University)
Thank you for sharing your research and presenting at NEPA! Interesting and timely!
Thank you for your kind comment – presenting my research at NEPA was a positive experience. I am very grateful for the opportunity!
Great work, Mikala!
Thank you, Dr. Grant-Marsney, for both your kind comment and all of your work and support!
I found this research fascinating. In particular, the results related to pandemic related emotional distress and individual’s judgement of others. I was wondering when you decided to add this piece to your study what predictions you made regarding emotional stress related to COVID, or was this exploratory?
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Sean. My mentors and I originally included the pandemic-related stress item as a control in our main analysis, as data collection occurred in the midst of the pandemic. Interestingly, steps prior to submitting the IRB were completed just as the pandemic began to rise here in the US. Because of this, data analysis specifically regarding emotional stress related to COVID-19 was primarily exploratory, as our team did not have a formalized hypothesis for this question. However, we were inspired by this finding – it lead us to our most recent research, conducted during the midst of the 2020 pandemic, entitled: Individual differences in prejudice against Asian Americans during COVID-19. Although data from this study is still being analyzed, we are interested to see whether a similar discovery is made within this study as well.
Thank you for sharing your research. I find it very interesting how your research included the current situation with the pandemic.
Thank you for your kind comment – I am also extremely interested in the ongoing research on the pandemic, especially regarding its effects on marginalized populations. Further work like this will allow us to gain greater understanding of how to better support and destigmatize individuals within these groups.
Great work, all! This is really interesting to see how emotional distress plays into our perceptions of others – absolutely timely in the current circumstances.
Thank you for your kind comment, professor Jackson – I definitely agree with your comment, and am grateful to have received the opportunity to participate in adding additional support regarding this topic to the literature.
Great presentation, thank you!
Thank you for your kind comment – I hope you enjoyed the conference as much as I did!
Could you send a copy of your poster to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your kind comment. I would be happy to – I will have a copy of the poster sent to you by this evening.