Alison Young Reusser

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, The Ohio State University (2014)
    • Major area: Social Psychology, Minor area: Quantitative Psychology
  • M.A. in Psychology, The Ohio State University (2010)
  • B.A. in Psychology, Houghton College (2007)

Courses Taught

  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Statistics
  • Experimental Methods
  • Collaborative Research

Online Courses Designed

  • EDUC 901: Research Theory: Principles and Methods, Olivet Nazarene University, Spring 2019
  • EDUC 908: Research Theory: Methods and Techniques II, Olivet Nazarene University, Fall 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Midwestern Psychological Association

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Olivet Nazarene University (2014-2019)

Research Interests

  • The hot-cold empathy gap and persuasion
  • Effects of attitude accessibility on construals
  • Effects of attitudes on the mental representations of faces
  • Gender-based language beliefs and perceptions of conversation

Publications

  • Pietri, E. S., Johnson, I. R., Ozgumus, E. & Young, A. I. (2018). Maybe she is relatable: Increasing women’s awareness of gender bias encourages their identification with women scientists. Psychology of Women Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684317752643.
  • Young, A. I., Ratner, K. G., & Fazio, R. H. (2013). Political attitudes bias the mental representation of a presidential candidate’s face. Psychological Science, 24, 503-510.
  • Young, A. I. & Fazio, R. H. (2013). Attitude accessibility as a determinant of object construal and evaluation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 404-418.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Young, A. I. (2019, April). Accessibility of attitudes toward political categories predicts voting preferences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Young, A. I. (2019, February). Fatigue in the context of persuasion: A distraction or a way to close the hot-cold empathy gap? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon.
  • Young, A. I. & Fazio, R. H. (2018, April). Chronic category attitude accessibility predicts evaluations of related target objects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Young, A. I. (2018, March). Are hungry people more likely to donate to hunger charities? It depends on argument quality and Need for Cognition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Young, A. I., & Wagner, L. (2017, April). Beliefs about gender differences in language bias judgments of male-female conversation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Young, A. I., Fazio, R. H. & Pietri, E. (2017, January). She looks like she can’t cut it: How beliefs about women’s scientific ability impact what female scientists look like in the minds of participants. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.
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