My research interests lie in the broad areas of diversity, prejudice and stereotyping. Specifically, I am interested in (1) the processes by which stereotype threat operates and how this threat may be effectively ameliorated, (2) the impact of implicit biases of outgroup members on behavior and strategies to reduce implicit bias, (3) the impact of implicit stereotypes about one’s ingroup, and (4) the processes underlying effective interventions aimed at increasing participation and achievement of underrepresented groups in education and specific careers.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Group Processes
- Intergroup Relations
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
- Woodcock, A., Hernandez, P. R., Estrada, M., & Schultz, P. W. (2012). The consequences of chronic stereotype threat: Domain disidentification and abandonment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103(4), 635-646.
- Hernandez, P. R., Schultz, P. W., Estrada, M., Woodcock, A., & Chance, R. C. (2013). Sustaining optimal motivation: A longitudinal analysis of personal and contextual predictors of achievement goals. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105, 89-107. doi: 10.1037/a0029691
- Woodcock, A., & Monteith, M.J. (2013). Creating a link with the self to combat implicit bias. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. 16, 445–461. doi: 10.1177/1368430212459776.
- Woodcock, A., Graziano, W. G., Branch, S. E., Ngambeki, I., & Evangelou, D. (2012). Person and thing orientations: Psychological correlates and predictive utility. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
- Woodcock, A., Graziano, W. G., Branch, S. E., Ngambeki, I., & Evangelou, D. (2012). Engineering students' beliefs about research: Sex differences, personality, and career plans. Journal of Engineering Education, 101, 495-511.
- Schultz, P.W., Hernandez, P.R., Woodcock, A., Estrada-Hollenbeck, M., Chance, R.C., Aguilar, M.A., & Serpe, R. (2011). Patching the pipeline: Reducing educational disparities in the sciences through minority training programs. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 33, 95-114. doi: 10.3102/0162373710392371.
- Graziano, W. G., Habashi, M. M., & Woodcock, A. (2011). Exploring and measuring differences in person-thing orientations. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 28-33.
- Monteith, M.J., Woodcock, A., & Lybarger, J. E. (2013). Automaticity and control in stereotyping and prejudice: The revolutionary role of social cognition across three decades of research. Oxford Handbook of Social Cognition.
- Introductory Statistics
- Social Psychology
- Stereotyping and Prejudice
- The Psychology of Prejudice
Department of Psychology
California State University, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA 92096