Steven Stroessner

Professor of Psychology

Steven Stroessner, Professor of Psychology, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1992. His teaching includes such courses as Social Psychology (BC1136/BC1138), Statistics (BC1101), Social Cognition (BC3384), and The Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice (BC3379).

Professor Stroessner's research is in the area of social cognition. He has a particular interest in the roles that cognitive, affective, and motivational factors play in stereotyping processes.  Aspects of current research focus on social categorization processes.  He also examines the relation between perceived threat and stereotype endorsement.

Recent Publications:

Heuer, L. B., & Stroessner, S. J. (In press). A Multiple-motivational model of procedural justice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Stroessner, S. J., Haines, E. L., Sherman, J. W., & Kantrowitz, C. J. (2010). Stereotype Relevance Moderates Category Activation: Evidence from the Indirect Category Accessibility Task (ICAT). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1,335-343.

Scholer, A. A., Zou, X., Fujita, K., Stroessner, S. J., & Higgins, E. T. (2010). When risk-seeking becomes a motivational necessity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 215-231.

Allen, T. J., Sherman, J. W., Conrey, F. R., & Stroessner, S. J. (2009). Stereotype strength and attentional bias: Preference for confirming versus disconfirming information depends on processing capacity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1081-1087.

Stroessner, S. J., Susser Beckerman, L., & Whittaker, A. (2009). All the world’s a stage?  Consequences of a role-playing pedagogy on psychological factors and writing and rhetorical skill in college undergraduates. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101,605-620.

Scholer, A. A., Stroessner, S. J., & Higgins, E. T. (2008). Responding to negativity:  How a risky tactic can serve a vigilant strategy. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 767-774

Academic Focus: 

Social Psychology
Social Cognition
Stereotyping and Prejudice

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B.A., Hope College

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

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