Social Psychology Faculty
Stephen J. Read
(Ph.D., 1981, University of Texas)
Professor and Area Head
Computational models of personality and social reasoning. Legal and everyday decision making. Cognitive processes in social behavior, social explanations, goal-based processes in interpersonal relations and decision making, connectionist models of social reasoning. Using interactive media in changing risky health behaviors and in education.
(Ph.D., 1959, Northwestern University)
Mendel Silberberg Professor in Social Psychology.
How personalized interaction affects intergroup relations. The effects of crossed and multiple categorization on intergroup relations. Displaced and triggered displaced aggression. Social projection.
(Ph.D., 1998, University of Pennsylvania)
Self-regulation both within and outside the context of addiction. Application of neurocognitive approaches to decision-making. Attribution of moral responsibility.
(Ph.D., 2010, University of Virginia)
Effects of ideology on moral concerns and processes of moral decision-making. Implicit social cognition. Religiosity and group-level morality. Cultural and individual differences in attitudes and values.
(Ph.D., 1980, University of Massachusetts)
Provost’s Professor of Psychology and Business.
Habits and intentions as guides to behavior. Gender differences in social behavior. Ideology and intergroup relations. Social influence.
Peter J. Carnevale
(Ph.D., 1982, SUNY, Buffalo)
Professor of Management and Organization and Psychology
Behavioral Decision Theory; Dispute Resolution; Judgment and Decision Making; Organizational Behavior
(Ph.D., 1977, Northwestern University)
Assistant Professor (research) of Psychology
Social identity as a mediator of gang involvement or gang avoidance. Predicting risk of gang involvement. Gang prevention strategies. Empirically-based approaches to juvenile justice prevention and intervention.
Andrea B. Hollingshead
(Ph.D., 1993, University of Illinois)
Professor of Communication, Management and Organization, and Psychology
Group decision making, online communities and social media, crowd sourcing, social influence, creativity.
Lynn Carol Miller
(Ph.D., 1982, University of Texas)
Professor of Communication and Psychology
Negotiating safer sex, particularly in minority populations, intimacy and responsiveness in close relationships, marital communication, and computer simulations of personality. Using interactive media in changing risky health behaviors and in education.
Jennifer R. Overbeck
(Ph.D., 2001, University of Colorado)
Assistant Professor of Management & Organization and Psychology
Psychological consequences of social power and status, and perceptions of the powerful. Active construction of (and conflict over) status hierarchies. Effects of power, emotion, and gender in negotiation.
(Ph.D., 1994, Ohio State University)
Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology
The nature of evaluative processes and their influences on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Attitudes and attitude strength, attitudinal ambivalence, and attachment. Consumer psychology.
(S.J.D., 1997, Harvard University)
Professor of Law and Psychology
Decision making, reasoning, social cognition, constraint satisfaction mechanisms, legal psychology.
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- University of Southern California
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