Robert Rydell

Robert Rydell

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2005
  • Masters of Arts, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2002

Research interests

My work primarily focuses on two distinct lines of research. In one line of research, I examine the differences between implicit and explicit attitude measures in terms of attitude formation, attitude change, and attitude-behavior correspondence. This line of research also investigates how discrepancies between implicit and explicit attitude measures can elicit increased information processing and increased utilization of self-regulatory resources. In the second line of research, I examine the mechanisms underlying the detrimental effects of negative stereotypes on performance and learning. My research also examines how people form impressions of individuals, groups, and the self.

Representative publications

Can I borrow a feeling? Spillover of negative arousal from inconsistent information during attitude formation diminishes perceptions of well-being (2012)
Robert J. Rydell and Geoffrey R. O. Durso
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48 (2), 575-578

Capitalizing on multiple social identities to prevent stereotype threat: The moderating role of self-esteem (2010)
Robert J. Rydell and Kathryn L. Boucher
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36 (2), 239-250

Competition Between Unconditioned Stimuli in Attitude Formation: Negative Asymmetry Versus Spatio-Temporal Contiguity (2009)
Robert J. Rydell and Christopher R. M. Jones
Social Cognition, 27 (6), 905-916

Competition in stereotyped domains: Competition, intergroup social comparison, and stereotype threat (2013)
K. J. Van Loo, K. L. Boucher, R. J. Rydell and Rydell M
European Journal of Social Psychology, 43 648-660

Consistency and inconsistency in implicit social cognition: The case of implicit and explicit measures of attitudes (2010)
Robert J. Rydell and Allen R. McConnell
Guilford. 295-310

Discrepancies between implicit and explicit attitude measures as an indicator of attitude strength (2012)
Samuel L. Karpen, Lile Jia and Robert J. Rydell
European Journal of Social Psychology, 42 (1), 24-29

Distinct patterns of prejudice on implicit and explicit measures result in biased judgments (IN PRESS)
T. Shoda, Allen R. McConnell and Robert J. Rydell
Social Cognition,

Generalization versus contextualization in automatic evaluation (2010)
Bertram Gawronski, Robert J. Rydell, Bram Vervliet and Jan De Houwer
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 139 (4), 682-701

I Like You, I Like You Not: Understanding the Formation of Context Dependent Automatic Evaluations (2009)
Robert J. Rydell and Bertram Gawronski
Cognition and Emotion, 23 (6), 1118-1152

Implicit consistency processes in social cognition: Attitudinal ambivalence across systems of evaluation (IN PRESS)
T. M. Shoda, Allen R. McConnell and Robert J. Rydell
Social and Personality Psychology Compass,

Multiple Social Identities and Stereotype Threat: Imbalance, Accessibility, and Working Memory (2009)
Robert J. Rydell, Allen R. McConnell and Sian L. Beilock
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96 (5), 949-966

Negative exposure: Watching another woman subjected to dominant male behavior during a math interaction can induce stereotype threat (IN PRESS)
Katie J. Van Loo and Robert J. Rydell
Social Psychological and Personality Science,

Now they are American, now they are not: Valence as a determinant of the inclusion of African Americans in the American identity (2010)
Robert J. Rydell, David L. Hamilton and Thierry Devos
Social Cognition, 28 (2), 161-179

Obsessive Love (2009)
R. G. Bringle and Robert J. Rydell
SAGE Publications. 1

On the experience of feeling powerful: Perceived power moderates the effect of stereotype threat on women's math performance (2013)
K. J. Van Loo and R. J. Rydell
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39 387-400