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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology


Paige Lloyd

Dr. Lloyd is interested in taking a new graduate student for Fall 2021. She will review applications from students applying to either Affective/Social/Cognitive, Clinical, or Developmental Psychology programs.

Areas of Expertise

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Social Inequality
  • Stereotypes, Prejudice, & Discrimination
  • Face & Body Perception
  • Interpersonal Sensitivity (e.g., lie detection, pain detection, smile authenticity, emotion recognition)

Current Research and Projects

We form impressions of others with surprising ease, and with shockingly little information. Others' faces, bodies, and language all command attention, combining to provide rich impressions of others' traits, emotional states, motives, and social status. But not all cues are created equal, and similarly, not all people are treated equally. Our lab investigates the determinants and consequences of person perception, with an emphasis on implications for social inequality and discrimination.


  • Ph.D. Social Psychology, Miami University
  • M.A. Social Psychology, Miami University
  • B.S. Wittenberg University

Selected Publications

  • Lloyd, E. P., Deska, J. C., Hugenberg, K., McConnell, A. R., Humphrey, B., & Kunstman, J. W. (2018). Miami University deception detection database. Accepted at Behavior Research Methods.
  • Deska, J. C., Lloyd, E. P., & Hugenberg, K. (2018). Facing humanness: Facial width-to-height ratio predicts ascriptions of humanity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 75-94.
  • Lloyd, E. P., Hugenberg, K., McConnell, A. R., Kunstman, J. W., & Deska, J. C. (2017). Black and White Lies: Race-based biases in deception judgments. Psychological Science, 28, 1125-1136.
  • Lloyd, E. P., Kunstman, J. W., Tuscherer, T., & Bernstein, M. J. (2017). The face of suspicion: Suspicion of Whites' motives moderates mental representations of Whites. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 953-960.
  • Deska, J. C., Lloyd, E. P., & Hugenberg, K. (2017). The face of fear and anger: Facial width-to height ratio modulates the signal strength of facial expressions. Emotion,

For a full publication list see our lab website.