Research Interests

I am interested in exploring implicit (or indirect) ways of assessing attitudes, stereotypes, self-concept, and identity. This work has employed the Implicit Association Test (IAT), as well as semantic and evaluative priming techniques. To date, we are finding that many phenomena involving intergroup relations can be better predicted by using implicit (compared with self-report) measures. Current research is focused on understanding the sources of implicit attitudes, the relationship between implicit and explicit measures, and the factors that alter implicit attitudes and beliefs. My research also focuses on prejudice and employment discrimination, particularly with respect to gender and ethnicity.


1995 - Ph. D., University of Minnesota
1990 - B.A., with honors, University of Minnesota

Professional Experience

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1997-present): Professor
Princeton University (Spring, 2005): Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Washington (1995-1997): Visiting Assistant Professor, NIMH Post Doc


National Research Service Award (NIMH)
Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Award (SPSSI) in 1994 and 2009
Honorary Fellow, American Psychological Association (APA)
Honorary Fellow, Assocation for Psychological Science (APS)
Honorary Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)