What Makes us Feel Sorry for Them?

Hi all, my name is Isaiah Thomas. I am from Virginia Beach, and I’m a freshman working on psychology research with Professor Cheryl Dickter. I am also a William and Mary Scholar. My study aims to determine if the sympathy conveyed in an implicit task for a criminal is affected by the type of crime, racial stereotypicality , and race of a criminal. This research project is a follow-up study to research currently being conducted by Professor Cheryl Dickter in which she is trying to determine if sympathetic news reports generate greater feelings of sympathy toward white criminals.