Kathleen Schmidt | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Kathleen Schmidt

Assistant Professor, Applied Psychology & Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology

Kathleen Schmidt

Office: Life Science II 229D
Phone: (618) 453-3544
Email: kathleen.schmidt@siu.edu
Social Cognition and Bias Lab

Before joining the faculty at SIU, Dr. Schmidt was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.  She currently serves as Undergraduate Program Director and coordinates the Introduction to Psychology and Careers in Psychology courses. Her primary area of research is Social Cognition.

Ph.D., University of Virginia

Research Interests
implicit social cognition, racial attitudes, self-knowledge, social perception, reproducibility in psychology

Representative Publications:

Schmidt, K., & Axt, J. R. (2016). Implicit and explicit attitudes towards African Americans and Barack Obama did not substantively change during Obama’s presidency. Social Cognition, 34(6), 559-588.

Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349 (6251).

Pronin, E., & Schmidt, K. (2011). Claims and denials of bias and their implications for policy. In E. Shafir (Ed.), Behavioral Foundations of Policy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Schmidt, K., & Nosek, B. A. (2010). Implicit (and explicit) racial attitudes barely changed during Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and early presidency. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 308-314.