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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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Journal Articles:

  • Monteith, M.J., Mark, A.Y., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2010). The self-regulation of prejudice: Toward understanding its lived character. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 183-200.
  • Woodcock, A., & Monteith, M.J. (2013). Forging links with the self to combat implicit bias. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 455-461.
  • McCarty, M.K., Monteith, M.J., & Kaiser, C.R. (2014). Communally constrained decisions in workplace contexts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 175-187.
  • Gulker, J.E., Mark, A.Y., & Monteith, M.J. (2013). Confronting prejudice: The who, what, and why of confrontation effectiveness. Social Influence, 280-293.
  • 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.
  • Monteith, M. J., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Voils, C. I., & Czopp, A. M. (2002). Putting the brakes on prejudice: On the development and operation of cues for control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1029-1050.
  • 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.
  • Lybarger, J. E., & Monteith, M. J. (2011). The effect of Obama saliency on individual-level racial bias: Silver bullet or smokescreen? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 647-652.
  • 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.

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

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

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