THERESA K. VESCIO, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA  16802

 

Terri Vescio received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Kansas. She studies sexism, racism, ageism, and heterosexism. She is particularly interested in the interplay between the stereotypic behaviors of powerful people and the consequences that those behaviors have for the emotions and performance of low power people. She received the 2005 Roy C. Buck award from the Pennsylvania State University for the significant publication by a pre-tenure faculty member in the College of Liberal arts. She and her colleagues also received the 2005 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize for best publication on intergroup relations, awarded by division 9 of the American Psychological Association – the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes, has been an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Psychology, is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition and the Journal of Experimental Social psychology, and is an ad hoc reviewer for all other social psychology journals. Terri is also a dedicated teacher and educator. She received an undergraduate mentoring award from the Pennsylvania State University chapter of Psi Chi -- the psychology honors society. She also serves as the chair of Training Committee for division 8 of the American Psychological Association – the Society for Personality and Social Psychology -- and has served as an expert witness in sex discrimination cases.

 

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