Advisor: Donald Saucier
Office: BH 597
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.
Saucier, D. A., Strain, M. L., Miller, S. S., O’Dea, C. J., & Till, D. F. (in press). “What do you call a Black guy who flies a plane?” The effects and understanding of disparagement and confrontational racial humor. Humor.
Saucier, D. A., Miller, S.S., Martens, A.L., O’Dea, C. J., & Jones, T. L. (2018). Individual Differences Explain Regional Differences in Honor-Related Outcomes. Personality and Individual Differences, 124, 91-97. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.11.046.
Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2016). Individual differences in the propensity to make attributions to prejudice. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Advance online publication doi: 10.1177/1368430216674342
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.
Martens, A. L., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2017). Self-reports. In Shackelford, T. K., Weekes-Shackelford, V. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp 1-5). New York: NY: Springer.
Miller, S. S., Martens, A. L., & Saucier, D. A. (2017). 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 (pp. 29-52). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Saucier, D. A., Webster, R. J., O’Dea, C. J., & Miller, S. S. (2017). 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 (pp. 3-28). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Saucier, D. A., Miller, S. S., Martens, A. L., & O’Dea, C. J. (2017). Overt racism. In A. Blume & A. Czopp (Eds.) Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Saucier, D. A., Hockett, J. M., O’Dea, C. J., & Miller, S. S. (2017). 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 (Vol. 1, pp. 283-316. Westport, CT: Praeger.