Steven  Stroessner

Steven Stroessner

Steven Stroessner is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Psychology at Barnard College. After receiving his Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1992, Professor Stroessner became an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Barnard. He was appointed Full Professor in 2007. He served as Chair of Psychology from 2003-2007 and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. His research focuses on cognitive and motivational factors in stereotyping and prejudice. Professor Stroessner has published more than 30 chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, is currently co-authoring a graduate level text, Social Cognition, and is the editor of a book, Social Perception from Individuals to Groups, that will be coming out early next year. He also created the website,, designed to reduce the negative effects of stereotyping in real-world environments.