Alison Young Reusser

Assistant Professor of Psychology


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, The Ohio State University (2014)
    • Thesis: Seeing scary: Predicting variation in the scariness of the mental representations of spiders.
    • Advisor: Russell H. Fazio
    • Major area: Social Psychology, Minor area: Quantitative Psychology
  • M.A. in Psychology, The Ohio State University (2010)
    • Thesis: Influencing the evaluation of multiply-categorizable objects.
    • Advisor: Russell H. Fazio
  • B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude, with honors, Houghton College (2007)
    • Honors Thesis: Inclusivity and the gender priming effect.
    • Advisor: Cynthia Symons

Professional Experience

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

Research Experience

  • Impact of the hot-cold empathy gap on persuasion
  • Effects of attitude accessibility on construals
  • Effects of attitudes on the mental representations of faces
  • How expectations regarding gender-based language differences affect perceptions of conversation
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