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Galen Bodenhausen


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

Bodenhausen, G. V., & Cheryan, S. (forthcoming). Stereotyping and prejudice. In D. Gilbert, S. T. Fiske, E. Finkel, & W. B. Mendes (Eds.), The handbook of social psychology (6th ed.).  

Gallagher, N. M., Daley, J. S., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2023). Thinking of threats: Economic threat appraisals and health threat appraisals predict differential racial attitudes during COVID-19. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.  

Petsko, C. D., Rosette, A. S., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2022). Through the looking glass: A lens-based account of intersectional stereotyping. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 123, 763-787.

Wages, J. E., III, Perry, S. P., Skinner-Dorkenoo, A. L., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2022).  Reckless gambles and responsible ventures: Racialized prototypes of risk-taking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 122, 202-221.  

Fan, X., Bodenhausen, G. V., & Lee, A. Y. (2021).  Acquiring favorable attitudes based on aversive affective cues: Examining the spontaneity and efficiency of propositional evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 95, 104139.

Gallagher, N. M., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2021). Gender essentialism and the mental representation of transgender women and men: A multimethod investigation of stereotype content. Cognition,217, 104887. 

Hsu, K. J., Lei, R. F., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2021). Racial preferences in sexual attraction among White heterosexual and gay men: Evidence from sexual arousal patterns and negative racial attitudes. Psychophysiology, 58, e13911.

Petsko, C. D., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2020). Multifarious person perception: How social perceivers manage the complexity of intersectional targets.  Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14: e12518.  

Perszyk, D. R., Lei, R. F., Bodenhausen, G. V., Richeson, J. A., & Waxman, S. R. (2019). Bias at the intersection of race and gender: Evidence from preschool-aged children. Developmental Science, 22: e12788.

Petsko, C. D., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2019). Race-crime congruency effects revisited: Do we take defendants' sexual orientation into account? Social Psychological & Personality Science, 10,73-81.

Petsko, C. D., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2019). Racial stereotyping of gay men: Can a minority sexual orientation erase race? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 83,37-54.

Craig, M. A., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2018). Category (non)fit modulates extrapolative stereotyping of multiply categorizable social targets. Social Cognition, 36,559-588.

Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2018). Evaluative conditioning from the perspective of the Associative-Propositional Evaluation Model. Social Psychological Bulletin, 13(3), Article e28024.

Lei, R. F., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2018). Economic anxieties undermine support for female (but not male) political candidates. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 18,244-264.

Lei, R. F., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2017). Racial assumptions color the mental representation of social class. Frontiers in Psychology, 8: 519.

Yuan, J., Hu, X., Lu, Y., Bodenhausen, G. V., & Fu, S. (2017). Invisible own- and other-race faces presented under continuous flash suppression produce affective response biases. Consciousness and Cognition, 48,273-282.

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.

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

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

Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2014). Implicit and explicit evaluation: A brief review of the associative-propositional evaluation model. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 448-462.