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Indiana University Bloomington

Robert

Dr. Robert "BJ" Rydell

Assistant Professor

 

rjrydell [at] indiana.edu

office: PY 351 | (812)855-7608

lab: Social Cognition Lab
   PY 236-238 | (812)856-7141

 

Social Cognition; Attitude Formation, Representation, and Change; Impression Formation; Stereotype Threat

Educational Background

  • 2005 - Ph.D., Miami University
  • 1999 - B.S., Purdue University

Areas of Study

  • Social psychology

Research Topics

  • Attitude formation
  • Attitude change
  • Implicit-explicit attitude discrepancies
  • Impression formation
  • Stereotype threat

Research Summary:

My work primarily focuses on two distinct lines of research. One line of research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying stereotype threat-based performance and learning decrements. A second line of research examines the differences between implicit and explicit attitude measures (i.e., attitude formation, attitude change, attitudinal discrepancies, and attitude-behavior correlations).

Representative Publications

    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.

    Rydell, R. J., Shiffrin, R., Boucher, K. L., Van Loo, K., & Rydell, M. T. (in press). Stereotype threat prevents perceptual learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).

    Gawronski, B., Rydell, R. J., Vervliet, B., & De Houwer, J. (in press). Generalization versus contextualization in automatic evaluation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

    Rydell, R. J., & McConnell, A. R. (2010). Consistency and inconsistency in implicit social cognition: The case of implicit and explicit measures of attitudes. In B. Gawronski & B. K. Payne (Eds.), Handbook of Implicit Social Cognition (pp. 295-310). New York: Guilford.

    Rydell, R. J., Hamilton, D. L., & Devos, T. (2010). Now they are American, now they are not: Valence as a determinant of the inclusion of African Americans in the American identity. Social Cognition, 28, 161-179.

    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.

    Rydell, R. J., & Jones, C. R. M. (2009). Competition between unconditioned stimuli in attitude formation: Negative asymmetry versus spatio-temporal contiguity. Social Cognition, 27, 905-916.

    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., & 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.

    McConnell, A. R., Strain, L. M., Brown, C. M., & Rydell, R. J. (2009). The simple life: On the benefits of being lower in self-complexity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 823-835.

    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.

    Bringle, R. G., & Rydell, R. J. (2009). Obsessive love. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    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.

    Ray, D., Mackie, D. M., Rydell, R. J., & Smith, E. R. (2008). Changing categorization of self can change emotions about outgroups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1210-1213.

    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., & Bringle, R. G. (2007). Differentiating reactive and suspicious jealousy. Social Behavior and Personality, 35, 1099-1114.

    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.

    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., Hugenberg, K., Ray, D., & Mackie, D. M. (2007). Implicit theories about groups and stereotyping: The role of group entitativity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 549-558.

    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 attitudes. Psychological Science, 17, 954-958. (Editor's Choice Science January 5, 2007)

    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.

    Rydell, R. J., Hugenberg, K., & McConnell, A. R. (2006). Resistance can be good or bad: How theories of resistance and dissonance affect attitude certainty. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 740-750.

    Rydell, R. J., & McConnell, A. R. (2005). Perceptions of entitativity and attitude change. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 99-110.

    McConnell A. R., Renaud, J. M., Dean, K. K., Green, S. M., Lamoreaux, M. J., Hall, C. E., & Rydell, R. J. (2005). Whose self is it anyway? Self-aspect control moderates the relation between self-complexity and well-being. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 1-18.

    Rydell, R. J., McConnell, A. R., & Bringle, R. G. (2004). Jealousy and relationship commitment: Perceived threat and the effect of relationship alternatives. Personal Relationships, 11, 451-468.

    McConnell, A. R., Rydell, R. J., & Leibold, J. M. (2002). Expectations about the self: Consequences for self-concept formation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 569-585.

Links

Social Psychology Network