Max H Bai

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My research interest can perhaps be best described as how our identities and self affect our perceptions, judgments, and decisions on others. Some of my current research projects include: 1. The development of a libertarian ideology scale. 2. Whether self-affirmation can be used as a prejudice reduction intervention program. 3. Defining culture using Critical Incident Technique 4. How our understanding of ourselves affect our decisions in moral dilemmas.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Psychology, University of Minnesota Twin cities, Minneapolis, 2013.


  • Morality
  • Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Intergroup Processes
  • Political psychology
  • Self
Courses Taught
  • Teaching Assistant, Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota, Fall 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Psychology, University of Minnesota, Fall 2015
Research & Professional Activities


  • Co-facilitator/Co-Chair: Friends and Ally (a student group affiliated to Queer Student Cultural Center) Facilitate group discussions, plan and host special events focusing on allies of LGBTQ community, 2013 - 2014
  • Co-facilitator/Co-Chair: Arch (a student group affiliated to Queer Student Cultural Center) Facilitate group discussions focusing on helping individuals who are in different stages of coming out, 2013 - 2014
  • Bai, H. & Briggs, K. (2012). The Name Letter Effect: The Correlation between Name, GPA and the Choice of Exam Times. Sentience Journal, 7, 1-4.
  • Brothen, T. Lv, Z, & Bai, H. (2015, February), Can We Develop Best Practice Guidelines for Online Practice Exams? Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning, Newport Beach, CA, 2015
  • Psi Chi Summer Research Grant ($5,000), 2013
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grant ($1,700), 2013
  • Mortensen Research Award ($500), 2013
  • Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award ($1,500), 2012
  • Mortensen Academic Scholarship in Psychology ($1,000), 2012
  • Steven J. Schochet Award ($500), 2012
  • Lucky Waller Scholarship ($4,000), 2012
  • GLBTA Scholarship Award ($750) , 2012