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
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),
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.