The social psychology area has four full-time faculty. The research interests of these faculty are diverse and provide a spectrum of opportunities for students, ranging from experiences in theory-driven basic research to problem-driven applied research. The program enjoys intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary ties to other units in the psychology department (e.g., developmental, counseling) and on campus (e.g., marketing, advertising, criminology, law, dentistry). Students often seek out course work and research experiences in such complementary units to enhance their backgrounds in their chosen specialties.
Kate Ratliff (Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2009). The effect of unintentional processes on thoughts, feelings, and behavior; impression formation, implicit attitudes.
James A. Shepperd (Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1988). Managing threatening information; identity regulation and health; biases in self and social judgments and the implications for health.
Colin Smith (Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2010). Implicit social cognition: changes in and consequences of implicit evaluations; Political psychology: predicting voting behavior; person by situation interactions based on political orientation.
Gregory Webster Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006). Prosocial and aggressive behavior, self-esteem, judgment and decision making, methods and data modeling, dynamic systems, evolutionary psychology, social networks, and the psychology of science.
Barry R. Schlenker (Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 1972). Impression management and self-presentation; self and identity; personal responsibility; the psychology of accountability; social anxiety; interpersonal influence.
Lawrence J. Severy (Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1970). Reproductive health; couple contraceptive decision-making; program acceptability and evaluation.
Robert Ziller (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1956). Groups; self-concept; non-prejudice.
Michael F. Weigold (Ph.D., University of Florida, 1989). Advertising; impression management; negative political campaigning; accountability; risk taking. Primary affiliation: Department of Advertising, College of Journalism and Communications.
Visiting Faculty and Postdoctoral Associates
Amber Emanuel (Ph.D., Kent State University, 2013). Social psychology and health.
Terry, Meredith (2006), Behavioral Scientist, MicroMass Communications, Raleigh, NC
Johnson, Ryan (2008) Institutional Research Associate Loyola Marymount University
Miller, Marisa (2008), Research Psychologist, U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences
Sweeny, Kate (2008), Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside.
Li, Hong (2008), Research Scientist, Battelle Memorial Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Hart, Will (2009) Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Melnyk, Darya (2009) Researcher, Google, Mountain View, CA
Miller, Wendi (2010) Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Nichols, Austin (2010), University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Richards, David (2010), Research Analyst, Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at United Negro College Fund, Washington DC
Cook, Corey (2012), Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA
Novell, Corinne (2012), Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Orozco Schember, Tatiana (2013), Research Scientist, Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
Collisson, Brian (2013), Assistant Professor, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN
Crosier, Ben (2014), Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth University, Hanover, NH
Crysel, Laura (2014), Assistant Professor, Stetson University, DeLand, FL
Gesselman, Amanda (2014), Postdoctoral Fellow, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IL
Howell, Jenny (2015), Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced, CA
Newell, Steve (2015), James Marshall Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, American Assoc for Advancement of Science, Washington DC
Klein, Richard (2017), TBA
Recent Postdoctoral Trainees
Franziska Weymar, Ph.D., Ernst Moritz Arndt Universitat Grefswald, Germany
Wendi Miller, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Colin Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Amber Emanuel, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Florida