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Dr. Ashby Plant


University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

 

Social Psychology Area Director

 
 
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Dr. Plant will be accepting a graduate student for Fall 2017 admissions.

Research Interests

Prejudice and stereotyping; intergroup interactions; the role of motivation in the regulation of prejudice; prejudice reduction process.



Current Research

Current research focuses on the impact of the source of people's motivation to respond without prejudice on their attitudes, affect, and behavior in prejudice-relevant situations. Other related work examines the factors that influence the quality of interracial interactions and the regulation and reduction of prejudice.



Selected Publications

Articles

Cascio, J., & Plant, E. A., (2016). Judged by the company you keep? Exposure to nonprejudiced norms reduces concerns about being misidentified as gay/lesbian. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 1164-1176.

Kunstman, J. W., Plant, E.A., & Deska, J. C., (2016). White ≠ Poor: Whites Distance, Derogate, and Deny Low Status Ingroup Members.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 230-243.

Goplen, J., & Plant, E.A., (2015). A Religious Worldview: Protecting One’s Meaning System through Religious Prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1474-1487.

LaCosse, J., Tuscherer, T., Kunstman, J.W., Plant, E.A., Trawalter, S., & Major, B., (2015). Suspicion of whites’ motives relates to relative accuracy in detecting external motivation to respond without prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 61, 1-4.

Plant, E. A., Zielaskowski, K., & Buck, D. (2014). Mating motives and concerns about being misidentified as gay or lesbian: Implications for the avoidance and derogation of sexual minorities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 633-645.

Buck, D., Plant, E. A., Ratcliff, J., Zielaskowski, K., & Boerner, P. (2013).  Concern over the misidentification of sexual orientation: Social contagion and the avoidance of sexual minorities.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 941-960.

Kunstman, J. W., Plant, E. A., Zielaskowski, K. & LaCosse, J. (2013). Feeling in with the outgroup: Need fulfillment and the internalization of motivation to respond without prejudice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 443-457.


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