Galen Bodenhausen Professor

Program Area(s):



Attitudes and social cognition; diversity

Research Interests

I study social perception and judgment. I focus in particular on the dynamics of stereotyping -- how stereotypes are represented in the mind, how and when they get activated, and what consequences their activation has for basic mental operations such as attention, inference, and memory. I am interested in both implicit and explicit aspects of stereotyping and prejudice. I also study the relationship between affect and social cognition and the ways in which the social context influences basic mental processes. 

Selected Publications

Bauer, M. A., Wilkie, J. E. B., Kim, J. K., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2012). Cuing consumerism: Situational materialism undermines personal and social well-being. Psychological Science, 23, 517-523.

Bodenhausen, G. V. (2010). Diversity in the person, diversity in the group: Challenges of identity complexity for social perception and social interaction. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 1-16.

Bodenhausen, G. V., & Lambert, A. J. (2003). Foundations of Social Cognition: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert S. Wyer, Jr.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bodenhausen, G. V., & Todd, A. R. (2010). Social cognition. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1, 160-171.

Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2006). Associative and propositional processes in evaluation: An integrative review of implicit and explicit attitude change. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 692-731.

Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2011). The associative-propositional evaluation model: Theory, evidence, and open questions. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 59-127.

Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (Eds.) (2015). Theory and explanation in social psychology. New York: Guilford Press.

Hirsh, J. B., Kang, S. K., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2012). Personalized persuasion: Tailoring persuasive appeals to recipient personality traits. Psychological Science, 23, 578-581.

Hu, X., Antony, J. W., Creery, J. D., Vargas, I. M., Bodenhausen, G. V., & Paller, K. A. (2015). Unlearning implicit social biases during sleep. Science, 348, 1013-1015.

Hu, X., Rosenfeld, J. P., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2012). Combatting automatic autobiographical associations: The effect of instruction and training in strategically concealing information in the Autobiographical Implicit Association Test. Psychological Science, 23, 1079-1085.

Hugenberg, K., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2004). Ambiguity in social categorization: The role of prejudice and facial affect in racial categorization. Psychological Science, 15, 342-345.

Kang, S. K., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2015). Multiple identities in social perception and interaction: Challenges and opportunities. Annual Review of Psychology, 66, 547-574.

Peery, D., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2008). Black + White = Black: Hypodescent in reflexive categorization of racially ambiguous faces . Psychological Science, 19, 973-977.

Rüsch, N., Corrigan, P. W., Todd, A. R., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2011). Automatic stereotyping against people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective and affective disorders. Psychiatry Research, 186, 34-39.

Todd, A. R., Bodenhausen, G. V., Richeson, J. A., & Galinsky, A. D. (2011). Perspective taking combats automatic expressions of racial bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 1027-1042.

Wirth, J. H., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2009). The role of gender in mental illness stigma: A national experiment. Psychological Science, 20, 169-173.