social & personality faculty and affiliates




Bottoms, Bette
Dean Emerita, Honors College
BSB 1062C
(312) 413-2300

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.


  Cervone Cervone, Daniel
BSB 1008
(312) 413-2632

: PhD, Stanford University, 1985.

Personality psychology, social-cognitive processes and personality coherence, goal setting and self-regulation, perceived self-efficacy, affect and cognition.

 Morelli Morelli, Sylvia
Assistant Professor
BSB 1062B

Education: PhD, University of California, 2012.

Social neuroscience, empathy, social connection, prosocial behavior, social networks, mood disorders, and interventions.

 Motyl Motyl, Matt
Assistant Professor
BSB 1062D
(312) 413-5838

: PhD, University of Virginia, 2014.

Ideology, intergroup conflict and cooperation, morality, social ecology, and well-being.

 Linda Skitka, Linda
BSB 1055
(312) 996-4464

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.

 Stahl Stahl, Tomas
Visiting Assistant Professor
BSB 1054A
(312) 413-9407

Education: PhD, Leiden University, 2006. 

Self-regulation and performance; stereotypes and prejudice; procedural justice; moral values.


 Bonam Bonam, Courtney
Assistant Professor
UH 1219
(312) 996-3752

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.

 AlexandraFilindra Filindra, Alexandra
Assistant Professor, Political Science
1108D BSB
(312) 413-2186

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.

 Holbrook   Holbrook, Allyson
Associate Professor, Public Administration   
627 CUPPA Hall       
(312) 996-0471

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.

Humphries, Marisha
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
ETMSW 3529                     
(312) 996-4677

Education: PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001.

Research interests focus on African-American children's normative development and positive behavioral promotion programs.

Kassel Kassel, Jon
BSB 1046C
(312) 413-9162

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.

 Wiley Wiley, Jennifer
BSB 1054C
(312) 355-2501

: 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.