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Christine Reyna

  • Psychological Science Program Director; Professor, Psychological Science
  • ​​​PhD​​​       ​​
  • Psychology
  • (773) 325-4842
  • ​​​Byrne Hall, Room 507       

BA Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
MA Social Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994
PhD Social Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000

Major Areas of Interest
  • The influence of stereotypes on attributional judgments
  • Stereotypes as legitimizing ideologies
  • The influence of stereotypes on political decision-making
  • The use of stereotypes to convey identity
  • Attributions and social justice
  • Perceived value violation and political decision-making
  • The origins and consequences of moral judgment
  • The use of steretypes to convey identity
  • The impact of interpersonal goals on impression formation and maintenance
Representative Sample of Publications

Brandt, M. J., Reyna, C., Chambers, J., Crawford, J., & Wetherell, G. (in press). The ideological-conflict hypothesis: Intolerance among both liberals and conservatives. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Zimmerman, J. L., & Reyna, C. (2013). The meaning and role of ideology in system justification and resistance for high-and low-status people. Journal of personality and social psychology, 105(1), 1-23.

Reyna, C., Dobria, O., & Wetherell, G. (2013). The complexity and ambivalence of immigration attitudes: Ambivalent stereotypes predict conflicting attitudes toward immigration policies. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology,19(3), 342-356.

Brandt, M. J., & Reyna, C. (2011). The chain of being: A hierarchy of morality. Perspectives On Psychological Science, 6(5), 428-446.

Brandt, M. J., & Reyna, C. (2010). The role of prejudice and the need for closure in religious fundamentalism. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(5), 715-725.

Reyna, C. (2008). Ian is intelligent but Leshaun is lazy: Antecedents and consequences of attributional stereotypes in the classroom. European Journal Of Psychology Of Education, 23(4), 439-458.

Henry, P. J., & Reyna, C. (2007). Value judgments: The impact of perceived value violations on American political attitudes. Political Psychology, 28(3), 273-298.

Reyna, C., Henry, P. J., Korfmacher, W., & Tucker, A. (2006). Examining the principles in principled conservatism: The role of responsibility stereotypes as cues for deservingness in racial policy decisions. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 90(1), 109-128.