Graduate Student (5th year)


Kansas State University, B.S.

Research Interests:

Derrick’s primary research interests are related to the intersection of political ideology, ingroup/outgroup dynamics (i.e., bias), and the affective and cognitive components of motivations and personalities. More generally, Derrick is interested in why individuals develop their particular ideologies/worldviews; why they come to perceive ingroups/outgroups the way they do, and how worldviews and group perceptions lead to political and social behaviors.