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Melissa Burkley

Melissa Burkley

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My research interests center around the issues of stereotypes, stigma, and group processes. I currently pursue this interest with two main lines of research. The first examines why stigmatized individuals embrace negative stereotypes regarding their own group. The second is concerned with the development of a new measure of implicit prejudice.

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

  • Blanton, H., & Burkley, M. (2008). Deviance regulation theory: Applications to adolescent social influence. In M. Prinstein & K. A. Dodge (Eds.), Peer contagion processes among youth: Peer contagion processes in youth Duke series on child development and public policy. Guilford Press.
  • Burkley, M., & Blanton, H. (2008). Research designs in applied social psychology. In L. Steg, B. Buunk, & T. Rothengatter (Eds.), Applied social psychology: Understanding and managing social problems. Cambridge University Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotypes and Prejudice

Melissa Burkley
Department of Psychology
Oklahoma State University
215 North Murray
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
United States

  • Phone: (405) 744-7575
  • Fax: (405) 744-8067

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