Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Karin Frey

Research Associate Professor, College of Education
University of Washington
Tel: 206-367-8409

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Environments and Populations

Karin Frey is a Research Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the College of Education. Her research focuses on revenge, reconciliation, sociomoral identity and the development of caregiving in adolescence. She is the PI of a study that examines how African American, European American, Indigenous American and Mexican American youth learn about themselves when they avenge a victimized peer or take actions that resolve the situation. Contextual influences such as perceived cultural norms and institutional justice are examined as contributors to actions, thoughts and emotions. Complementary samples of European Americans from Alabama, Chinese Canadians and Pakistani Canadians are also being collected to assure representation from different types of honor, face, and dignity cultures.