Areas of Interest
Implicit Social Cognition, Stereotypes and Prejudice Intergroup Relations, and Gender Discrimination.
Memberships and Professional Service
Associate Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1997-present; Visiting Associate Professor, Princeton University, Spring 2005; Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology, NIMH Post Doc, University of Washington, 1995-1997.
Laurie (right) in Fiddler on the Roof, Loni Anderson (center), Livia Genise (left), 1972.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Recipient, National Research Service Award (NIMH); Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Award (SPSSI); Honorary Fellow, American Psychological Association (APA); Honorary Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (APS); Honorary Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).
Academic Interests and Plans
One program of research aims to discover the factors that promote or hinder favorable reactions to counterstereotypicality on the part of perceivers and actors. The downstream consequences of these reactions include cultural stereotype maintenance and human capital issues. I am also engaged in exploring implicit (or indirect) ways of assessing attitudes, stereotypes, self-concept, and identity. This work has employed the Implicit Assocation Test, 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.