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Kristin J. Anderson

Kristin J. Anderson

Kristin J. Anderson is a Professor of psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown. She earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Anderson's research explores "benign" bigotry--subtle forms of prejudice and discrimination. Her teaching responsibilities include Research Methods, Psychology and the Law, Psychology of Prejudice, Psychology of Women, and Social Psychology. Anderson's scholarship has appeared in journals such as Sex Roles, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Journal of Language and Social Psychology and the Journal of Latinos and Education. She blogs for Psychology Today and Cambridge University Press.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • Anderson, K. J., & Accomando, C. (2002). "Real" boys? The construction of maleness and the erasure of privilege in the new boys literature. Feminism & Psychology, 12, 491-516.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Accomando, C. (1999). Madcap misogyny and romanticized victim-blaming: Discourses of stalking in "There's Something About Mary." Women & Language, 22, 24-28.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Cavallaro, D. (2002). Pop culture or parents? Children's heroes and role models at the millennium. Childhood Education, 78, 161-168.
  • Anderson, K. J., George, J., & Nease, J. (2002). Requirements, risks, and responsibility: Mothering and fathering in books about raising boys. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 2, 205-221.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Kanner, M. (2011). Inventing a gay agenda: Students’ perceptions of lesbian and gay professors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1538-1564.
  • Anderson, K. J., Kanner, M., & Elsayegh, N. (2009). Are feminists man haters? Feminists' and nonfeminists' attitudes toward men. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 206-215.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Leaper, C. (1998). A meta-analysis of women's and men's interruptions in conversations: Who, what, where, when, and how. Sex Roles, 39, 225-252.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Leaper, C. (1998). Emotion talk between same- and mixed-gender friends: Form and function. The Journal of Language & Social Psychology, 17, 421-450.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Smith, G. (2005). Students' preconceptions of professors: Benefits and barriers according to ethnicity and gender. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 27, 184-201.
  • Leaper, C., Anderson, K. J., & Sanders, P. (1998). Moderators of gender effects on parents’ talk to their children: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychology, 34, 3-27.
  • Smith, G., & Anderson, K. J. (2005). Students' ratings of professors: The teaching style contingency for Latina/o professors. Journal of Latinos & Education, 4, 115-136.

Other Publications:

Courses Taught:

  • Psychology and the Law
  • Psychology of Prejudice
  • Psychology of Women
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Kristin J. Anderson
Social Sciences Department
University of Houston--Downtown
One Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

  • Phone: (713) 221-8510

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