Meet the Researcher – Nierouz Alrashdan

Nierouz Alrashdan is a Junior Psychology Major who was invited to present at NCUR 2020. Her faculty mentor is Steven Dunn. Her research project is titled “Tribalism In Our Society”. For Nierouz, “tribalism had a huge impact on my day-to-day life; therefore, I conducted this research to figure out how and why”. Tribalism is a moral bias in which one lacks self-awareness and views their group as superior to others. It is a bias that has caused tension in politics, individuality (or the self-concept), cultural belonging, and family relatedness. With the help of multiple surveys, this research is made to see if people can become aware of this bias within themselves and ways to reduce it from influencing future opinions.