Associate Professor

Department of Psychology, MS 9172

Western Washington University

516 High Street

Bellingham, WA 98225-9172


Office: Academic Instructional Center 192

Phone: (360) 650-3573

Fax: (360) 650-7305




Ph.D.       University of Kentucky, Experimental (Social) Psychology                                                                2004

M.S.          University of Kentucky, Experimental (Social) Psychology                                                                2001

B.A.          St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Psychology), cum laude                                                                        1998




2011 to Present                       Associate Professor, Western Washington University

2008 to 2011                            Assistant Professor, Western Washington University

2004 to 2008                            Assistant Professor, University of Toledo         




Faculty Development Grant for Department of Psychology (2009) $2,500

Summer Research Grant, Western Washington University (2009), $5,000

Honors Professor of the Year, University Honors Program, University of Toledo (2008)

Summer Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Center for Teaching & Learning, University of Toledo (2006), $10,000 

University Research Award and Fellowship, University of Toledo (2005) $10,000

NIMH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Individual Fellowship (2003-2004) $31,657

Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Kentucky (2003-2004) $16,000

Society for Personality & Social Psychology Student Travel Award (2004)

Graduate Student Incentive Program Award, University of Kentucky (2003)

Sam Gunto Award for Graduate Research in Social Psychology, University of Kentucky (2002)

SPSSI Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, Honorable Mention (2001-2002)

Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship, University of Kentucky  (1999-2000)

APA Minority Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention (1998, 1999, 2000)

Margaret Floy Washburn Award for Outstanding Research in Psychology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (1998)


PUBLICATIONS (* indicates student collaborator)


*Davidson, M., Czopp, A.M., & Mark, A.Y. (in press). When sexism is persuasive: Agreement with

hostile and benevolent sexism as a function of source gender. Social Influence.


Czopp, A.M., Kay, A.C., Cheryan, S. (2015). Positive stereotypes are pervasive and powerful.

Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 451-463.


*Walzer, A.S., & Czopp, A.M. (2014). Mother knows best so mother fails most: Evaluations of

parenting mistakes. Current Research in Social Psychology.


*Rasinski, H.M., Geers, A.L., & Czopp, A.M. (2013). “I guess what he said wasn’t that bad:”

Dissonance in non-confronting targets of prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 859-869.


Czopp, A.M. (2013). The passive activist: Negative consequences of failing to confront anti-

environmental statements. Ecopsychology, 5, 17-23.


Czopp, A.M., Mark, A.Y., & *Walzer, A.S. (2013). Prejudice and racism. In F.T.L. Leoung, L.

Comas-Dias, G.N. Hall, V. McLloyd, & J.E. Trimble (Eds.) Handbook of multicultural psychology, Volume I. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Czopp, A.M., & Ashburn-Nardo, L.A. (2012). Interpersonal confrontations of prejudice. In .W

Russell & C.A. Russell (Eds.) Psychology of prejudice: Contemporary issues (pp. 175 – 201). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


*Diebels, K.J., & Czopp, A.M. (2011). Complaining about a compliment?: Evaluating attributions

of positive outcomes to discrimination. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 14, 217-223.


*Walzer, A.S., & Czopp, A.M. (2011). Able but unintelligent: Including positively stereotyped

Black subgroups in the Stereotype Content Model. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 527-530.


*Vandegrift, B.E., & Czopp, A.M. (2011). In to win: Intergroup processes & the effectiveness of

male vs. female endorsements of Hillary Clinton. Journal of Women, Politics,& Policy, 32, 85-95.


Czopp, A.M. (2010). Studying is lame when he got game: Racial stereotypes and the discouragement

of Black student-athletes from schoolwork. Social Psychology of Education, 13, 485-498.


*Rasinski, H.M. & Czopp, A.M. (2010). The effect of target status on witnesses’ reactions to

confrontations of bias. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 32, 8 - 16.


* Wellman, J.A., Czopp., A.M., & Geers, A.L. (2009). The egalitarian optimist and the confrontation

of prejudice. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 389-395.


Czopp, A.M. (2008). When is a compliment not a compliment? Evaluating expressions of positive

stereotypes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 413-42


Czopp, A.M., Monteith, M.J., & Mark, A.Y. (2006). Standing up for a change: Reducing bias

through interpersonal confrontation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 784-803.


Czopp, A.M., & Monteith, M.J. (2006). Thinking well of African Americans: Measuring

complimentary stereotypes and negative prejudice. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 28, 233-250.


Czopp, A.M., Monteith, M.J., Zimmerman, R., & Lynam, D.R. (2004). Implicit attitudes as potential protection

                 from risky sex: Predicting condom use with the IAT. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 26, 227-236.


Czopp, A. M. & Monteith, M. J. (2003). Confronting prejudice (literally): Reactions to

confrontations of racial agender bias. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 532-544.


Monteith, M. J., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Voils, C. I., & Czopp, A. M. (2002). Putting the brakes on  prejudice: On the

                 development and operation of cues for control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1029-1050.


Lasane, T.P, Sweigard, P.N., Czopp, A.M., Howard, W.L., and Burns, M.J. (1999). The effects of student                  academic  presentation on perceptions of gender and sociability. North American Journal of Psychology, 1,                  229-242. 


Lasane, T.P., Howard, W.L., Czopp, A.M., Sweigard, P.N., Bennett, G.G., & Carvajal, F. (1999).

Hypermasculinity and academic goal-setting. Psychological Reports 85, 487-496.


Czopp, A. M., Lasane, T. P., Sweigard, P. N., Bradshaw, S. D., & Hammer, E. D. (1998). Masculine styles of self-

                 presentation in the classroom: Perceptions of Joe Cool. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 13, 281-294.