Title: Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Office: 237 Coffey Hall
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
M.A. Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
B.A. Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage
Research Website: http://homepages.luc.edu/~rmallett/Research.htm
I study the psychology of prejudice and intergroup relations from the perspective of members of both stigmatized and nonstigmatized social groups. Three interrelated questions guide my research
1) How can we optimize intergroup contact?
2) How can the stigmatized and nonstigmatized minimize the consequences of discrimination?
3) How do individual differences in perceptions of prejudice and identification influence intergroup attitudes and ideologies?
In each area I attempt to examine important theoretical issues while addressing significant social problems.
Recent (Select) Publications:
Mallett, R.K., Wilson, T.D. & Gilbert, D. (in press). Expect the unexpected: Failure to Anticipate Similarities Leads to an Intergroup Forecasting Error. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Mallett, R.K. & Swim, J.K. (2007). The Influence of Inequality, Responsibility, and Justifiability on Reports of Group-Based Guilt for Ingroup Privilege. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 57-69.
Mallett, R. K. & Swim, J. K. (2006). Bring it on: Self-protective coping by targets of discrimination. Motivation and Emotion, 29, 411-441.
Swim, J. K., Mallett, R. K., Russo-Devosa, Y. & Stangor, C. (2005). Judgments of sexism: A comparison of the subtlety of sexism measures and sources of variability in judgments of sexism. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 406-411.