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Kristin J. Anderson

Kristin J. Anderson

Kristin J. Anderson is a professor of psychology at the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown. She earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Anderson's research explores "benign" bigotry--subtle forms of prejudice and discrimination. Her teaching responsibilities include Research Methods, Psychology and the Law, Psychology of Prejudice, Psychology of Women, and Social Psychology. She is the author of Enraged, Rattled, and Wronged: Entitlement's Response to Social Progress (2021, Oxford). She also wrote Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era (2015, Oxford) and Benign Bigotry: The Psychology of Subtle Prejudice (2010, Cambridge).

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • Anderson, K. J., & Accomando, C. (2002). "Real" boys? The construction of maleness and the erasure of privilege in the new boys literature. Feminism & Psychology, 12, 491-516.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Accomando, C. (1999). Madcap misogyny and romanticized victim-blaming: Discourses of stalking in "There's Something About Mary." Women & Language, 22, 24-28.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Cavallaro, D. (2002). Pop culture or parents? Children's heroes and role models at the millennium. Childhood Education, 78, 161-168.
  • Anderson, K. J., George, J., & Nease, J. (2002). Requirements, risks, and responsibility: Mothering and fathering in books about raising boys. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 2, 205-221.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Kanner, M. (2011). Inventing a gay agenda: Students’ perceptions of lesbian and gay professors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1538-1564.
  • Anderson, K. J., Kanner, M., & Elsayegh, N. (2009). Are feminists man haters? Feminists' and nonfeminists' attitudes toward men. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 206-215.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Leaper, C. (1998). A meta-analysis of women's and men's interruptions in conversations: Who, what, where, when, and how. Sex Roles, 39, 225-252.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Leaper, C. (1998). Emotion talk between same- and mixed-gender friends: Form and function. The Journal of Language & Social Psychology, 17, 421-450.
  • Anderson, K. J., & Smith, G. (2005). Students' preconceptions of professors: Benefits and barriers according to ethnicity and gender. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 27, 184-201.
  • Leaper, C., Anderson, K. J., & Sanders, P. (1998). Moderators of gender effects on parents’ talk to their children: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychology, 34, 3-27.
  • Robnett, R. D., & Anderson, K. J. (2017). Feminist identity among women and men from four ethnic groups. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23, 134-142.
  • Smith, G., & Anderson, K. J. (2005). Students' ratings of professors: The teaching style contingency for Latina/o professors. Journal of Latinos & Education, 4, 115-136.

Other Publications:

  • Anderson, K. J. (2018). Modern misogyny and backlash. In C. B. Travis, J. W. White, A. Rutherford, W. S. Williams, S. L. Cook, & K. F. Wyche (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology series. APA handbook of the psychology of women: History, theory, and battlegrounds (pp. 27-46).
  • Anderson, K. J. (2012). Is feminism good for women? In P. K. Lundberg-Love, K. L. Nadal, & M. A. Paludi (Eds.) Women and mental disorders (Vol. 1, pp. 1-15). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.
  • Anderson, K. J. (2007). A protocol for death: The hidden bias of death qualification.
  • Anderson, K. J. (2007). Discrimination. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology (pp. 253). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Courses Taught:

  • Psychology and the Law
  • Psychology of Prejudice
  • Psychology of Women
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Kristin J. Anderson
Social Sciences Department
University of Houston--Downtown
One Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States of America

  • Phone: (713) 221-8510

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