Anne Krendl

Anne Krendl

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences


  • 2008 - Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College
  • 1998- Bachelors of Arts, Harvard University, cum laude

Research interests

Successfully navigating novel social interactions requires that we be able to engage in fast and efficient person perception. To achieve this goal, we rely on categorization and stereotyping. However, evaluating others on the basis of categorical knowledge can sometimes produce pernicious outcomes, particularly in the case of stereotyping and prejudice (e.g., based on an individual’s race, gender, or appearance). In order to develop effective interventions to overcome these negative effects, it is important to develop a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms that underlie stereotyping. My research uses a multi-faceted and novel approach that incorporates behavioral, cognitive, and neuroimaging techniques to identify the mechanisms underlying stereotyping and prejudice from three converging perspectives: first, how perceivers form stereotypes; second, how the formation of stereotypes changes over the adult lifespan; and finally, how stereotypes affect their targets (through stereotype threat).

Representative publications

Apparent universality of positive implicit self-esteem (2007)
Susumu Yamaguchi, Anthony G Greenwald, Mahzarin R Banaji, Fumio Murakami, Daniel Chen, Kimihiro Shiomura ...
Psychological Science, 18 (6), 498-500

Accuracy and consensus in judgments of trustworthiness from faces: Behavioral and neural correlates (2013)
Nicholas O Rule, Anne C Krendl, Zorana Ivcevic and Nalini Ambady
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104 (3), 409

The negative consequences of threat: A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of the neural mechanisms underlying women's underperformance in math (2008)
Anne C Krendl, Jennifer A Richeson, William M Kelley and Todd F Heatherton
Psychological Science, 19 (2), 168-175

Memory for contextual details: effects of emotion and aging (2005)
Elizabeth A Kensinger, Olivier Piguet, Anne C Krendl and Suzanne Corkin
Psychology and aging, 20 (2), 241

The good, the bad, and the ugly: An fMRI investigation of the functional anatomic correlates of stigma (2006)
Anne C Krendl, C Neil Macrae, William M Kelley, Jonathan A Fugelsang and Todd F Heatherton
Social Neuroscience,, 1 (1), 5-15

Older adults' decoding of emotions: Role of dynamic versus static cues and age-related cognitive decline (2010)
Anne C Krendl and Nalini Ambady
Psychology and Aging, 25 (4), 788

Memories of an emotional and a nonemotional event: Effects of aging and delay interval (2005)
Elizabeth A Kensinger, Anne C Krendl and Suzanne Corkin
Experimental aging research, 32 (1), 23-45

False memory in aging: Effects of emotional valence on word recognition accuracy (2008)
Olivier Piguet, Emily Connally, Anne C Krendl, Jessica R Huot and Suzanne Corkin
Psychology and aging, 23 (2), 307

Puzzling thoughts for HM: can new semantic information be anchored to old semantic memories? (2004)
Brian G Skotko, Elizabeth A Kensinger, Joseph J Locascio, Gillian Einstein, David C Rubin, Larry A Tupler ...
Neuropsychology, 18 (4), 756

The negative consequences of threat: An fMRI investigation of the neural mechanisms underlying women’s underperformance in math (2008)
AC Krendl, JA Richeson, WM Kelley and TF Heatherton
Psychological Science, 19 (2), 168-75

Aging minds and twisting attitudes: An fMRI investigation of age differences in inhibiting prejudice (2009)
Anne C Krendl, Todd F Heatherton and Elizabeth A Kensinger
Psychology and aging, 24 (3), 530

The effects of stereotypes and observer pressure on athletic performance (2012)
Anne Krendl, Izzy Gainsburg and Nalini Ambady
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34 (1), 3-15

A social brain sciences approach to understanding self (2007)
Todd F Heatherton, Anne C Krendl, C Neil Macrae and William M Kelley
The self, 20-Mar

How does the brain regulate negative bias to stigma? (2011)
Anne C Krendl, Elizabeth A Kensinger and Nalini Ambady
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 7 (6), 715-726

Does aging impair first impression accuracy? Differentiating emotion recognition from complex social inferences (2014)
Anne C Krendl, Nicholas O Rule and Nalini Ambady
Psychology and aging, 29 (3), 482