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Kathleen Schmidt

Kathleen Schmidt, Assistant Professor; Program Director

Applied Psychology; Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Undergraduate Psychology

Before joining the faculty at SIU, Dr. Schmidt was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. She currently serves as Undergraduate Program Director and coordinates the Introduction to Psychology and Careers in Psychology courses. Her primary area of research is Social Cognition.

Research Interests

Implicit social cognition, racial attitudes, self-knowledge, social perception, reproducibility in psychology

Representative Publications

Schmidt, K., & Axt, J. R. (2016). Implicit and explicit attitudes towards African Americans and Barack Obama did not substantively change during Obama’s presidency. Social Cognition, 34(6), 559-588.

Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349 (6251).

Pronin, E., & Schmidt, K. (2011). Claims and denials of bias and their implications for policy. In E. Shafir (Ed.), Behavioral Foundations of Policy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Schmidt, K., & Nosek, B. A. (2010). Implicit (and explicit) racial attitudes barely changed during Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and early presidency. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 308-314.

SIU Psychology Kathleen Schmidt

Office: Life Science II, 229D
Phone: (618) 453-3544
Social Cognition and Bias Lab

Educational History

Ph.D., University of Virginia