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Margo Monteith

Margo Monteith

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My lab focuses on research related to stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and intergroup relations. Our work draws from social cognitive, motivational, and self-regulation theories. Our research frequently focuses on prejudice reduction strategies. For instance, we investigate how people can learn to control and prevent intergroup biases (especially biases resulting from automatic processes) through self-regulatory processes. We also investigate confrontation as a means of curbing racist and sexist biases by examining factors that influence shorter term effectiveness and longer term bias reduction. Other work in our lab has examined prejudice reduction through self-linking, counterstereotyping, and humanization. Through this research we hope to provide concrete suggestions for how people can become more aware of especially subtle intergroup biases that produce discriminatory outcomes and how various strategies can be used to foster equality.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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  • Mallett, R. and Monteith, M.J. (Eds.) (2019). Confronting prejudice and discrimination: The science of changing minds and behaviors. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Journal Articles:

  • Czopp, A. M., Monteith, M. J., & Mark, A. Y. (2006). Standing up for a change: Reducing bias through interpersonal confrontation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 784-803.
  • Monteith, M. J. (1993). Self-regulation of prejudiced responses Implications for progress in prejudice reduction efforts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 469-485.
  • Gulker, J.E., & Monteith, M.J. (2013). Intergroup boundaries and attitudes: The power of a single potent link. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 943-955.
  • McCarty, M.K., Monteith, M.J., & Kaiser, C.R. (2014). Communally constrained decisions in workplace contexts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 175-187.
  • Burns, M.D., Monteith, M.J., & Parker, L.R. (2017). Training away bias: The differential effects of counterstereotype training and self-regulation on stereotype activation and application. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 97-110.
  • Parker, L.R., Monteith, M.J., Moss-Racusin, C.A., & Van Camp, A.R. (2018). Promoting concern about gender bias with evidence-based confrontation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 8-23.

Margo Monteith
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2081
United States of America

  • Phone: (765) 496-9461
  • Fax: (765) 496-1264

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