Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Robyn Mallett

Title: 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
PSYC 275 Social Psychology
PSYC 306 Research Methods for Psychology
PSYC 360 Understanding Prejudice
PSYC 525 Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
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.