Research

My research interests center around the issues of intergroup relations and the experience of being a member of a stigmatized group. Regarding intergroup relations, I am particularly interested in (1) cognitive biases in social comparisons, and (2) attributions made in response to prejudiced and egalitarian attitudes and behaviors. In regard to being a member of a stigmatized group, I’m interested in investigating (1) the positive and negative effects of endorsing group-related stereotypes, and (2) the underlying motivations for endorsing such stereotypes.

Publications:
  1. Wong, Y. J., Burkley, M., Bell, A. C., Wang, S., Klann, E. M. (in press). Manly to the core: Measuring men’s implicit masculine self-concept via the Semantic Misattribution Procedure. Personality and Individual Differences.
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  2. Burkley, M., Burkley, E., Andrade, A., Bell, A. C. (in press). Symbols of pride or prejudice? Examining the impact of Native American sports mascots on stereotype application. Journal of Social Psychology.
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  3. Burkley, M., Wong, Y. J., & Bell, A. C. (2016). The masculinity contingency scale (MCS): Scale development and psychometric properties. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 17, 113-125.
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  4. Bell, A. C., & Burkley, M. (2014). “Women like me are bad at math:” The psychological functions of negative self-stereotyping. Social and Personality Compass, 8(12), 708-720.
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  5. Burkley, M., Burkley, E., Stermer, S. P., Andrade, A., Bell, A. C., Curtis, J. (2014). The ugly duckling effect: Examining fixed versus malleable beliefs about beauty. Social Cognition, 32, 466-483.
  6. Burkley, M., Andrade, A., Stermer, S. P., & Bell, A. C. (2013). The double-edged sword of negative in-group stereotyping. Social Cognition, 31, 15-30.

 

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