ALEXANDER MATTHEW CZOPP
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
GRANTS & AWARDS
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)
*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.