Dean Emerita, Honors College
Education: PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1992.
Factors that affect children's eyewitness testimony and techniques to improve children's reports; jury decision making in cases involving child witnesses and juvenile defendants; disclosure of and delayed memories for childhood abuse.
Education: PhD, Stanford University, 1985.
Personality psychology, social-cognitive processes and personality coherence, goal setting and self-regulation, perceived self-efficacy, affect and cognition.
Education: PhD, McGill University, 1978.
Health behavior, coping and adaptation in chronic disease, adherence to medication and treatment regimens.
Alcohol and drug use and health behavior.
HIV prevention among infected / non-infected men and women.
Cognitive & Social Psychological models of health& risk behavior; cognitive “escape” theories of risk.
Psychosocial and general health issues among gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgendered populations.
Education: PhD, University of California, 2012.
Social neuroscience, empathy, social connection, prosocial behavior, social networks, mood disorders, and interventions.
Education: PhD, University of Virginia, 2014.
Ideology, intergroup conflict and cooperation, morality, social ecology, and well-being.
Education: PhD, University of California, 1989.
I study the antecedents and consequences of people’s moral convictions, psychological sources of ideological conflict, as well as a variety of other issues at the intersection of social, moral, and political psychology.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Education: PhD, Leiden University, 2006.
Self-regulation and performance; stereotypes and prejudice; procedural justice; moral values.
Education: PhD, Stanford University, 2010.
Stereotyping, prejudice & discrimination; race as a social process; specifically: perceptions and experiences of multiracial people; space-focused racial stereotyping and environmental discrimination.
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Education: PhD, Rutgers University, 2009.
My research seeks to understand how racial prejudice and inter-group dynamics influence policy and political attitudes as well as policy outcomes. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the role of racial predispositions in white attitudes toward gun control and immigration, but also how and through what paths the activation of such attitudes can influence political and ideological self-placement. Furthermore, my work looks at the role racial threat plays as a driver of immigration policy outcomes in the 50 states. I am also interested in theorizing the policy environment as part of the dominant normative environment that “signals” to individuals messages about belonging. My work looks at how the immigration policy environment affects behaviors and attitudes among immigrant groups and especially how it affects the educational outcomes of Latino and Asian youth.
Associate Professor, Public Administration
627 CUPPA Hall
Education: PhD, Ohio State University, 2002.
Understanding the processes by which people’s opinions form, change over time, and influence their behavior, and on improving methods for studying these processes in surveys.
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Education: PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001.
Research interests focus on African-American children's normative development and positive behavioral promotion programs.
Education: PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1995.
Drugs' effects on emotion and attention, individual differences in drug dependence, cognitive models of depression, anxiety, and drug use, ecological momentary assessment.
Education: PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1996.
Text comprehension, metacomprehension and problem solving; interventions that improve learning in science and history; exploring the impact of collaboration on learning and problem solving; and investigating conditions that enable people to solve problems creatively or more effectively.