Evava (Eva) Pietri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology

LD 126P
(317) 274-6753
Research Areas:
Applied Social and Organizational Psychology | Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Broadly, I investigate how basic processes in social cognition and attitudes influence a variety of domains that are pertinent to real world issues. I specifically aim to use theories and research from social psychology to guide the development of interventions. Much of my current research focuses on reducing biases and promoting diversity in science technology engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields.

Please visit my lab website to learn more about my research and current projects in the lab!


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013-2015, Psychology/Center for Scientific Teaching, Yale University
  • Ph.D. 2013, Psychology, Ohio State University
  • M.A. 2009, Psychology, Ohio State University

Publications & Professional Activity

See all publications and presentations on my lab website.

Pietri, E. S., Johnson, I. R., Ozgumus, E., & Young, A. I (2018). Maybe She Is Relatable: Increasing Women’s Awareness of Gender Bias Encourages Their Identification With Women Scientists. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 42, 192-219.

Pietri, E. S., Johnson, I. R., & Ozgumus, E. (2018). One size may not fit all: Exploring how the intersection of race and gender and stigma consciousness predict effective identity-safe cues for Black women. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 291-306.

Moss-Racusin, C. A., Pietri, E. S., Hennes, E. P., Dovidio, J. F., Brescoll, V. L., Roussos, G., Handelsman, J., (2018). Reducing STEM gender bias with VIDS (video interventions for diversity in STEM). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 24, 236-260.

Pietri, E. S., Moss-Racusin, C. A., Dovidio, J. F., Guha, D., Roussos, G., Brescoll, V. L., & Handelsman, J. (2017). Using Video to Increase Gender Bias Literacy Toward Women in Science. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41, 175-196.

Pietri, E.S., Dovidio, J. D., & Fazio, R. H. (2016). Recalibrating valence weighting Tendencies as a means of reducing anticipated discomfort with an interracial interaction. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 1-18.


Consulting Editor - Psychology of Women Quarterly


  • Society of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • The Society of the Psychological Study of Social Issues


  • 2019 - Rising Star Designation, Association for Psychological Science
  • 2019 - Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology