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Cindy Pickett

  • Associate Professor, Psychology; Associate Vice-Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • ​​​​​PhD

  • Psychology

  • (312) 362-1494
  • ​​55 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 2205


PhD, Ohio State University
AB, Stanford University

​Sample publications

Pickett, C. L., Gardner, W. L., & Knowles, M. (2004). Getting a cue: The need to belong and enhanced sensitivity to social cues. Personality and Social Psychology bulletin, 30(9), 1095-1107.

Leonardelli, G. J., Pickett, C. L., & Brewer, M. B. (2010). Optimal distinctiveness theory: A framework for social identity, social cognition, and intergroup relations. In Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 43, pp. 63-113). Academic Press.

Hess, Y. D., & Pickett, C. L. (2010). Social rejection and self-versus other-awareness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(2), 453-456.