Psychology Researcher, Northwestern University

Allison Skinner is a postdoctoral research associate in psychology at Northwestern University. She completed her graduate training in psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research is centered on developing an understanding of the causes and consequences of subtle social bias (e.g., implicit racial biases). In her research she investigates how subtle social biases are activated and spread, as well as their psychological consequences for targets of bias. Her post-doctoral training involves extending this research to children, examining the developmental roots of subtle social bias. In order to develop a complex understanding of subtle social bias, she employs a range of research methods including neurophysiological (i.e., event related potentials/ERPs), behavioral, and self-report measures. She is particularly enthusiastic about utilizing multilevel and multivariate analysis approaches, and longitudinal modeling, which provide the opportunity to test complex research hypotheses.


  • 2017–present
    Psychology Researcher, Northwestern University
  • 2015–2017
    Psychology Researcher, University of Washington


  • 2015 
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD