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Robert Rydell

Robert Rydell

I am currently an Assistant Professor at Indiana University conducting research on the underlying cognitive processes that guide social behavior. My work primarily focuses on two distinct lines of research. In one line of research, I examine the differences between implicit and explicit attitude measures (i.e., attitude formation, attitude change, attitudinal discrepancies, and attitude-behavior correlations). In the other line of research, I examine the mechanisms underlying stereotype threat-based performance and learning decrements. My research also examines how people form impressions of individuals, groups, and the self.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Rydell, R. J., Shiffrin, R., Boucher, K. L., Van Loo, K., & Rydell, M. T. (2010). Stereotype threat prevents perceptual learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 107, 14042-14047.
  • Rydell, R. J., Rydell, M. T., & Boucher, K. L. (in press). The effect of negative performance stereotypes on learning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Gawronski, B., Rydell, R. J., Vervliet, B., & De Houwer, J. (2010). Generalization versus contextualization in automatic evaluation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139, 682-701.
  • Rydell, R. J., & Boucher, K. L. (2010). Capitalizing on multiple social identities to prevent stereotype threat: The moderating role of self-esteem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 239-250.
  • McConnell, A. R., Rydell, R. J., & Brown, C. M. (2009). On the representation of self-concept: How self-concept organization influences affective responses and self-evaluations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 695-707.
  • Rydell, R. J., McConnell, A. R., & Beilock, S. L. (2009). Multiple social identities and stereotype threat: Imbalance, accessibility, and working memory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 949-966.
  • Rydell, R. J., & Gawronski, B. (2009). I like you, I like you not: Understanding the formation of context dependent automatic evaluations. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 1118-1152
  • McConnell, A. R., Rydell, R. J., Strain, L. M., & Mackie, D. M. (2008). Social group association cues: Forming implicit and explicit attitudes toward individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 792-807.
  • Rydell, R. J., McConnell, A. R., & Mackie, D. M. (2008). Consequences of discrepant explicit and implicit attitudes: Cognitive dissonance and increased information processing. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1526-1532.
  • Rydell, R. J., Mackie, D. M., Maitner, A. T., Claypool, H. M., Ryan, M., & Smith, E. R. (2008). Arousal, processing, and risk taking: Consequences of intergroup anger. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1141-1152.
  • Beilock, S. L., Rydell, R. J., & McConnell, A. R. (2007). Stereotype threat and working memory: Mechanisms, alleviation, and spill over. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 136, 256-276.
  • Rydell, R. J., McConnell, A. R., Strain, L. M., Claypool, H. M., & Hugenberg, K. (2007). Implicit and explicit attitudes respond differently to increasing amounts of counterattitudinal information. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37. 867-878.
  • Rydell, R. J., & McConnell, A. R. (2006). Understanding implicit and explicit attitude change: A systems of reasoning analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 995-1008.
  • Rydell, R. J., McConnell, A. R., Mackie, D. M., & Strain, L. M. (2006). Of two minds: Forming and changing valence inconsistent implicit and explicit attitudes. Psychological Science, 17, 954-958.
  • Beilock, S. L., Jellison, W. A., Rydell, R. J., McConnell, A. R., & Carr, T. H. (2006) On the causal mechanisms of stereotype threat: Can skills that don't rely heavily on working memory still be threatened? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1059-1071.

Courses Taught:

  • Attitude and Attitude Change
  • Social Perception and Social Judgment
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics Laboratory

Robert Rydell
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University Bloomington
1101 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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