Instructor in Human Development
Office: Activities East 225F
B.A., 2004, Kent State University
M.A., 2006, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Ph.D., 2011, Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Ed Shriver, a social psychologist, is interested in how we perceive and remember other people's faces and how these processes are influenced by our stereotypes about different groups. His research focuses on the social cognitive processes that underlie the cross-race recognition deficit, a general tendency to have difficulty recognizing faces of a race other than one's own. Recognition deficits involving members of other groups (such as those of another race) can be especially problematic in the legal context where someone might be wrongfully convicted as a result of eyewitness misidentification.
His published work addresses the intersection of race and class and how social status and roles affect our perceptions of others, especially other people's faces. While a visiting professor at Miami University-Middletown, he was involved with developing a service-learning course involving persons with developmental disabilities. His teaching interests include topics in the areas of prejudice, stereotyping, and minority experience.