Advisor: Dr. Don Saucier
Office: BH 594
Description of Research
My research interests have consistently revolved around the overarching topic of gender. This includes research questions regarding how one’s gender influences their personal perceptions of various social interactions as well as those regarding how we perceive others based on their gender identity or presentation. I’m interested in looking at various factors that contribute to prejudicial evaluations of individuals who do not conform to societal norms surrounding gender presentation and behavior. Research indicates that gender plays a large role in a variety of social contexts and has a large influence on our perceptions of others’ behaviors as well as our expectations of how people should act. These perceptions may then lead to the further stigmatization of those who do not conform to gender norms nor other traditional norms we hold regarding gender, sexual orientation, family-style, career, and lifestyle choices.
On such area I am interested in is the prejudicial evaluations and moral attributions toward people who live with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and the factors that influence these perceptions (e.g., PLWHA’s gender and sexual orientation) as well as the cause of infection. I am also interested in examining perceptions of gender minorities (e.g., transgender, gender non-binary or non-conforming) and factors that influence these perceptions, including heterosexism and anti-gay attitudes.
Another area of research I am interested in is the influence of honor ideology on perceptions of reciprocity within social interactions, including male aggressive responses (e.g., physical violence, sexual assault) to being romantically rejected along with various moderating and mediating factors that influence these responses to rejection, including women’s own adherence to honor ideology and their use of various rejection strategies (e.g., use of deception, being polite vs being rude).
*denotes undergraduate researcher
Stratmoen, E., *Greer, M. M., Martens, A. L., & Saucier, D. A. (IN PRESS). What, I'm not good enough for you?: Individual differences in masculine honor beliefs and the endorsement of aggressive responses to romantic rejection. Personality and Individual Differences.
Saucier, D. A., O'Dea, C. J., & Stratmoen, E. (IN PRESS). Hard targets: Masculine honor beliefs and motivations for muscularity. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Stratmoen, E., & Saucier, D. A. (UNDER REVIEW) Anti-gay attitudes predict negative perceptions of HIV-infected persons regardless of their gender and sexual orientation. Journal of Homosexuality: Special Issue Commemorating the Career of Dr. Gregory Herek.
Martens, A. L., Stratmoen, E., & Saucier, D. A. (UNDER REVIEW). To preserve, protect, and defend: Masculine honor beliefs and the Influence of gendered characteristics and gender on perceptions of presidential candidates. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.
*denotes undergraduate researcher
*Rivera, E. D., Stratmoen, E., & Saucier, D. A. (2018, March). "I'm flattered but ...":
The influence of masculine honor beliefs on women's rejection strategies to men's romantic advances. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
Stratmoen, E., Martens, A. L., & Saucier, D. A. (2018, March). To preserve, protect, &
defend: Masculine honor beliefs and the influence of gender and agency on perceptions of Presidential candidates. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
Stratmoen, E., & Saucier, D. A. (2017, January). “You’re making us all look bad”: Perceptions of heterosexual versus gay persons living with HIV/AIDS. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
Miller, S. S., Stratmoen, E., *Peacock, N. K., & Saucier, D. A. (2017, January). Turning a blind eye or playing the race card? Asymmetrical biases and sensitivities in tendencies to perceive racism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.