Stuart Miller

Stuart MillerAdvisor: Donald Saucier

Description of Research

In my primary program of research, I am interested in learning how individuals perceive expressions of racial prejudice and make judgments about whether or not individuals are racially biased. Currently, I am examining how signal detection theory can be used to assess factors that affect, or are related to, judgment error and accuracy associated with individual differences in bias and sensitivity in making attributions to prejudice. My other areas of research involve examining the function and expression of masculine and feminine honor, attitude extremity and resistance related to individual differences in social vigilantism, the effects of racial humor, and the psychology of morality as it relates to prejudice and discrimination. Additionally, I am interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly evidence-based teaching practices, mentoring undergraduates in research, and applying self-determination theory to increasing intrinsic motivation for learning.

Publications

Last Updated 1-15-2016

*denotes undergraduate researcher

Peer Reviewed

Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (revision invited). Individual differences in the propensity to make attributions to prejudice.

O’Dea, C. J., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (under review). "What if they think I’m racist?" Situational factors that affect decisions to discuss diversity initiatives.

Saucier, D. A., *Stanford, A. J., Miller, S. S., Martens, *A. L., Miller, A. K., Jones, T. L., McManus, J. L., & *Burns, M. D. (2016). Masculine honor beliefs: Measurement and correlates. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 7-15.

Saucier, D. A., *Till D. F., Miller S. S., O'Dea, C. J., & *Andres, E. B. (2014). Slurs against masculinity: Masculine honor beliefs and men's reactions to slurs. Language Sciences, 52, 108-120.

O'Dea, C. J., Miller S. S., *Andres, E. B., *Ray, M. H., *Till D. F., & Saucier, D. A. (2014). Out of bounds: Factors affecting the perceived offensiveness of racial slurs. Language Sciences, 52, 155-164.

Murry, K. G., Herrera, S., Miller, S. S., Fanning C., Kavimandan, S., & Holmes, M. A. (2015). Effect of Transnational Standards on U. S. Teacher Education. Forum for International Research in Education, 1(3), 41-63.

MacDonald, G. L., Miller, S. S., Murry, K., Herrera, S., & Spears, J. D. (2013). Efficacy of ACA strategies in biography-driven science teaching: an investigation. Cultural Studies in Science Education, 8(4), 889-903.

Perez, D., Holmes, M., Miller, S., & Fanning, C. (2012). Biography-driven strategies as the great equalizer: Universal conditions that promote K-12 culturally responsive teaching. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 6(1),25-42.

Kirkpatrick-Steger, K., Miller, S. S., *Betti, C. A., & Wasserman, E. A. (1996). Cyclic responding by pigeons on the peak timing procedure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavioral Processes, 22(4), 447-460.

Book Chapters

Miller, S. S., Martens, A. L., & Saucier, D. A. (in press). Attributions to prejudice: Collective anger and action. In S. C. Cloninger & S. A. Leibo (Eds.) Angry groups and politics: How they change society, and how we can affect their behavior. Praeger.

Saucier, D. A., Webster, R. J., O’Dea, C. J., & Miller, S. S. (in press). The role of individual differences in inciting anger and social action. In S. C. Cloninger & S. A. Leibo (Eds.) Angry groups and politics: How they change society, and how we can affect their behavior. Praeger.

Saucier, D. A., Miller, S. S., Martens, A. L., & O’Dea, C. J. (in press). Overt racism. In A. Blume & A. Czopp (Eds.) Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology. Praeger.

Saucier, D. A., Hockett, J. M., O’Dea, C. J., & Miller, S. S. (in press). The racism justification hypothesis and attitudes toward hate crime legislation. In E. Dunbar (Ed.) From hatred to homicide: The psychology of hate crimes and domestic terrorism. Praeger.

Conference Presentations

*denotes undergraduate researcher

Talks

Saucier, D., Martens, A., Miller, S. (accepted). Undergraduate research in the context of first-year experience courses. Paper to be presented at the 2016 Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.

Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2015). Individual and group differences in the tendency to make attributions to prejudice. Paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association.

Saucier, D., Priest, K., Eiselein, G., Miller, S., Martens, A. (2015). Experiences of academic engagement and classroom community in learning communities. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.

Murry, K. G., Herrera, S., Miller S. S., Fanning C., Perez, D. R., Kavimandan, S., & Holmes, M. A. (2015). Advancing best practices for ELLs: Professional development and teacher enactment of the five standards. Paper presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Herrera, S., Perez, D., Kavimandan, S., Holmes, M., & Miller, S. S. (2011). Beyond reductionism and quick fixes: Quantitatively measuring effective pedagogy in the instruction of CLD students. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Herrera, S., Perez, D., & Miller, S. S. (2011). Beyond quick fixes: Quantitatively measuring student success. Paper presented at the 3rd Regional Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Martinez, T., & Miller, S. S. (2011). ESOL-endorsed teachers + ELLs = increased academic achievement. Paper presented at the 3rd Regional Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Perez, D., Murry, K., & Miller, S. S. (2010). Capacity building for bilingual students: Critical reflection is fundamental. Paper presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education.

Posters

Coleman, T., Saucier, D., & Miller, S. (accepted). Trickle down engagement in first-year common reading programs. Poster to be presented at the 2016 Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.

Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (accepted). Nurturing the Choice to Learn: A Strategy for Maximizing Students’ Intrinsic Motivation in Their Courses. Poster to be presented at the Teaching Preconference, 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Nelson, E., *Lei, Q., Martens, A. L., Miller, S. S. & Saucier, D. A. (accepted). Beyond sexual purity: An examination of modern and traditional conceptualizations of feminine honor. Poster to be presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Webb, S. L., *Bengel, B. C., *Ring, K. M., Martens, A. L., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (accepted). It’s not you, it’s my beliefs about human nature: belief in pure good, belief in pure evil, and attitudes in the context of relationships. Poster to be presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Miller, S. S., *Peacock, N. K., & Saucier, D. A. (accepted). Perceptions of racism in the context of police shootings: False-positives or false-negatives in observers’ attributions to prejudice? Poster to be presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Saucier, D. A., & Miller, S. S. (accepted). Swords and shields: Using racial humor to confront prejudice. Poster to be presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Till, D. F., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (accepted). So far, yet so close: Social vigilantism, political extremism, and polarized political attitudes. Poster to be presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Peacock, N. K., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (accepted). Perceptions of anti-Black and anti-White racism: Not two sides of the same coin. Poster to be presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Peacock, N. K., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2015). Propensity versus prototypes: Factors that influence attributions to prejudice. Poster presented at the 2015 annual Southwestern Psychological Association.

*Till, D. F., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2015).Personality or politics? Social vigilantism contributes to political extremism. Poster presented at the 2015 annual Southwestern Psychological Association.

Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2015). Factors influencing attributions to prejudice: Harm, intent, and individual differences in the propensity to make attributions to prejudice. Poster presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Andres, E. B., O'Dea, C. J., Miller, S. S., *Ray, M. H., *Till, D. F., & Saucier, D. A. (2015). Out of bounds: Factors affecting the perceived appropriateness of racial slurs. Poster presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

O’Dea, C. J., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2015). What if they think I’m racist? Factors that affect decisions to discuss diversity initiatives. Poster presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Till, D. F., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2015). Red, blue, and White privilege: Liberals and conservatives play it safe when faced with racial inequality.Poster presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Miller, S. S., Hockett, J. M., *O’Dea, C. J., *Till, D. F., & Saucier, D. A. (2014). The role of ambiguity and individual differences in attributions to prejudice. Poster presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*O’Dea, C. J., Miller, S. S., Sonnentag, T. L., & Saucier D. A. (2014). Understanding students’ opposition to college diversity initiatives: The role of modern racism and motivated criticisms. Poster presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Williams, B., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2014). Race, status, and help-seeking: Sacrificing one’s status may be too much to ask. Poster presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Miller, S. S., Culbertson, S. S., Hockett, J. M., & Saucier, D. A. (2013). Seeing the threat in the air: Measuring individual differences in the propensity to make attributions to prejudice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Sonnentag, T. L., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2013). Ideology, prejudice, and preservation of the status quo: An examination of undergraduate students’ ambivalence about diversity initiatives in higher education. Poster presentedat the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Williams, B., Miller, S. S., *Yohn, B., *Threlkeld, P., & Saucier, D. A. (2013). It hurts to stoop: How status and race impact the cognitive and affective costs of seeking help. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Folsom, L. A., Miller, S. S., *Williams, B., & Saucier, D. A. (2013). The moderating roles of socioeconomic status and political orientation in reactions to white privilege. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Threlkeld, P. A., *Folsom, L., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2013). It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s a role model!” Male and female superheroes as gender role models. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Miller, S. S., McManus, J. L., Webster, R. J., Smith, S. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Personal and media contact as predictors of affective prejudice toward various outgroups. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Folsom, L. A., *Williams, B., Smith, S. J., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Justifying prejudice towards pregnant women: Examining attitudes towards pregnant women on a college campus. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Miller, S. S., Webster, R. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2011). Spanning the political divide: Why are liberals and conservatives prejudiced toward different groups? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

*Folsom, L. A., *Zanotti, D. C., *Klausing, C. D., Miller, S. S., *Alvarado, E., Smith, S. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2011). Examining the relationships between religiosity and sexual prejudice in helping scenarios. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Awards

Graduate student poster award finalist, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2016

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record (planned)
Social Psychology, Spring 2016
Department of Psychological Sciences

Kansas State University
Instructor of Record
General Psychology, Spring 2015
Department of Psychological Sciences
Kansas State University 

Co-Instructor
Action Research in Education, Spring 2014 (2 sections)
Instructors: Dr. Kevin Murry, Dr. Laurie Curtis
College of Education
Kansas State University
Note: Primary instructor for the quantitative methods portion of the course
Education
Doctoral graduate student, 2014 - present
Department of Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Donald A. Saucier, Ph.D.
Kansas State University
 
M.S., August, 2014
Department of Psychological Sciences
Social and Personality Program
Kansas State University
Thesis: Factors influencing attributions to prejudice: Harm, intent, and individual differences in the propensity to make attributions to prejudice
 
B.S. with Honors in Psychology, December 1995
Minor: Philosophy
University of Iowa
Contact Info

Office: BH 597

E-mail: ssmiller@ksu.edu

View CV