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Trish Devine

Trish Devine

I am interested in how people manage the intrapersonal and interpersonal challenges associated with prejudice in our contemporary society. One main focus for recent work focused on the sources of motivation, internal and external, for responding without prejudice and the unique challenges these alternate sources of motivation create for managing the interpersonal aspects of intergroup relations. Key questions concern the relation between explicit and implicit prejudice and the processes that regulate the use of stereotypes. In addition, I am interested in the qualitative nature of the tension between majority and minority group members that may create obstacles for harmonious intergroup relations, and which may, in some instances lead to an escalation of prejudice coupled with a tendency to lash out at stigmatized groups. I also have programs of research on dissonance-related phenomena and the processes involved in resisting persuasion.

Primary Interests:

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Conley, T., Devine, P. G., Rabow, J., & Evett, S. R. (2002). Gay men and lesbians’ experiences in and expectations for interactions with heterosexuals. Journal of Homosexuality.
  • Devine, P. G. (2001). Implicit prejudice and stereotyping: How automatic are they? Introduction to the special section. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 759-759.
  • Devine, P. G. (1989). Stereotypes and prejudice: Their automatic and controlled components. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 5-18.
  • Devine, P. G., Plant, A. E., Amodio, D. M., Harmon-Jones, & Vance, S. L. (2002). The regulation of implicit race bias: The role of motivations to respond without prejudice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 835-848.
  • Elliot, A. J., & Devine, P. G. (1994). On the motivational nature of cognitive dissonance: Dissonance as psychological discomfort. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 382-394.
  • Plant, E. A., & Devine, P. G. (2001). Responses to other-imposed pro-Black pressure: Acceptance or backlash? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 486-501.
  • Plant, E. A., & Devine, P. G. (1998). Internal and external motivation to respond without prejudice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 811-832.
  • Plant, E. A., Devine, P. G., & Brazy, P. B. (2003). The bogus pipeline and motivations to respond without prejudice: Revisiting the fading and faking of racial prejudice. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 6, 187-200.
  • Zuwerink, J. R., & Devine, P. G. (1996). Attitude strength and resistance to persuasion: It's more than just the thought that counts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 931-944.

Other Publications:

  • Devine, P. G., Evett, S. R., & Vasquez-Suson, K. (1996). Exploring the interpersonal dynamics of intergroup contact. In R. Sorrentino & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Handbook of motivation and cognition: The interpersonal context (Vol. 3, pp. 423-464). New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Devine, P. G., & Monteith, M. J. (1993). The role of discrepancy-associated affect in prejudice. In D. M. Mackie & D. L. Hamilton (Eds.), Affect, cognition, and stereotyping: Interactive processes in group perception (pp. 317-344). New York: Academic Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Attitudes
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
  • Research on Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotypes

Trish Devine
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin
1202 West Johnson Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1696
United States

  • Phone: (608) 262-2815
  • Fax: (608) 262-4029

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