Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Robyn Mallett

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 237 Coffey Hall
Phone: 773-508-3028

Background Information
Post-Doctorate Fellowship(s): University of Virginia
Doctorate: Social Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Masters: Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelors: Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage
Additional Information
Website: BROAD Lab  
Google Scholar: Robyn Mallett 
Classes Taught: Social Psychology (PSYC 275), Research Methods for Psychology (PSYC 306-w), Understanding Prejudice (PSYC 360), Prejudice and Intergroup Relations (PSYC 525)
Research Interests:
My research investigates pathways to positive intergroup relations by examining the factors that inhibit and promote positive intergroup contact. I study aspects of the person and the situation that shape expectations of and behavior during intergroup contact. In doing so, I consider the perspective of both stigmatized and non-stigmatized group members. I also study factors that motivate social change, including changes to personal behavior and collective action.
Selected Publications:
Mallett, R.K., Ford, T., & Woodzicka, J. (2016). What did he mean by that? Humor decreases attributions of sexism and confrontation of sexist jokes. Sex Roles, 75(5), 272-284.
Mallett, R.K. & Melchiori, K.J. (2014). Goal Preference Shapes Confrontations of Sexism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(5), 646 - 656.
Mallett, R. K. & Wagner, D. E. (2011). The Unexpectedly Positive Consequences of Confrontation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 215-220.
Mallett, R.K., & Wilson, T.D. (2010). Increasing Positive Intergroup Contact. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 382-387.
Mallett, R.K., Wilson, T.D. & Gilbert, D. (2008). Expect the unexpected: Failure to Anticipate Similarities Leads to an Intergroup Forecasting Error. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 265-277.
Mallett, R.K. & Melchiori, K.J.(2016). Creating a water-saver identity reduces water use for students living in residence halls. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 47, 223-229.
Mallett, R.K. (2012). Eco-guilt Motivates Eco-Friendly Behavior. Ecopsychology, 4, 1-9.