PhD, New School for Social Research
MA, New School for Social Research
BA, Eugene Lang College
- Victim blame
- Stereotype threat
Courses Recently Taught
- PSYC 156: Introduction to psychology: culture and systems
- PSYC 237: Cultural Psychology
- PSYC 337: Social psychology
- PSYC 437: Psychology of violence
- PSYC 438: Stereotyping and prejudice
- PSYC 485: Independent research in psychology
Creative and Scholarly Work
Select publications and presentations:
Spencer, B. & Verdeja, E. (2017). Nevertheless, she persisted: Mobilization after the Women’s March. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality & Diversity.
"Racism and sexism in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 U.S. presidential elections." (2017). Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Spencer, B. (2016). The impact of class and sexuality-based stereotyping on rape blame. Sexualization, Media, and Society.
Spencer, B. (2016). Intelligence testing and ethnicity. In H. Miller (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in Psychology. SAGE Publications.
"Warm, but stupid: Sexism in “sister-schools” and their affiliated institutions." (2015). Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
Spencer, B., Barrett, C., Storti, G., & Cole. M. (2013). Only girls who want fat legs take the elevator. Body image in single-sex and mixed-sex colleges. Sex Roles, 69, 469-479.
Loughnan, S., Haslam, N., Sutton, R., & Spencer, B. (2013). Dehumanization and social class: Animality in the stereotypes of 'white trash', 'chavs' and 'bogans. Social Psychology, 45, 54-61.
"Sexism and “sister-schools”: Differences in perceived warmth and competence." (2013). Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Castano, E., Leidner, B., Bonacossa, A., Nikkah, J., Perrulli, R., Spencer, B. & Humphrey, N. (2011). Ideology, fear of death, and death anxiety, Political Psychology, 32, 601-621.
"Body image at single-sex and mixed-sex colleges." (2011). Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
Class(room) matters: Cross-disciplinary pedagogical approaches to class. (2009). Working Class Studies Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
- Spencer, B. & Castano, E. (2007). Social class is dead. Long live social class! Stereotype threat among low-socioeconomic status individuals. Social Justice Research, 20, 418-432.
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Working-Class Studies Association
Association for Psychological Science
Society for the Psychology of Women
Association for Women in Psychology
Gender and Political Psychology Network