Dr. Amy Eshleman
Professor of Psychology
email: esh at wagner.edu
Office hours by appointment
B.A., Psychology, Hope College
M.A., Psychology, University of Kansas
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Kansas
Introduction to Psychology
Psychological Statistics & Methodology
Laboratory for Psychological Statistics & Methodology
Psychology of Prejudice (D)
Psychology of Gender (D)
Social Psychology (Experimental Psychology)
My research interests span the fields of social and personality psychology, with specific attraction to problems in the areas of prejudice, stigma, social influence, and the social construction of gender. I enjoy collaborating with students at each stage of the research process—formulating a hypothesis, developing the methodology to test the hypothesis, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting results. Conducting a scientific investigation is a terrific way to develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving.
- Halley, J., Eshleman, A., & Vijaya, R. M. (2011). Seeing white: An introduction to white privilege and race. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Day, E.N., Edgren, K., & Eshleman, A. (2007). Measuring stigma toward mental illness: Development and application of the mental illness stigma scale. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 2191-2219.
- Crandall, C.S., & Eshleman, A. (2003). A Justification-Suppression Model of the expression and experience of prejudice. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 414-446.
- Crandall, C.S., Eshleman, A., & O’Brien, L.T. (2002). Social norms and the expression and suppression of prejudice: The struggle for internalization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 359-378.
- Crandall, C.S., O'Brien, L.T. & Eshleman, A. (2002). Adapting the self to local group norms: Internalizing the suppression of prejudice. In. J.P. Forgas & K.D. Williams (Eds.), The social self: Cognitive, interpersonal and intergroup perspectives (pp. 293-308). New York: Psychology Press.
Selected Conference Presentations
- Eshleman, A. & Felix, T. (2012, May). Social-Cognitive Domain Theory predicts attitudes toward sexual violence. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
- Eshleman, A. & Russell, N. (2008, May). Blonde humor: An acceptable form of prejudice. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
- Nygard, S.K. & Eshleman, A. (2007, May). Cognitive dissonance increases college students' intentions to use condoms. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
- Andiloro, N. R., & Eshleman, A. K. (2006, May). Photo lineup administrators influence accuracy of eyewitness identification. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
Updated July 2014