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Scott Eidelman

Scott Eidelman

My research falls into two general categories..

My research on identity management looks at motivated aspects of self-definition, the strategic deployment of standards, the relationship between personal and social identity, and stereotyping of self and others. Much of this research focuses on achievement settings and the protection and maintenance of esteem.

My other research area concerns political psychology. I study the social-cognitive dimensions of political attitudes, status quo preference, social change, moral perception, and prejudice.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Eidelman, S., & Crandall, C.S. (2014). The intuitive traditionalist: How biases for existence and longevity promote the status quo. In M.P. Zanna & J.M. Olson (Eds.), Advances In Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 50, pp. 53-104). Burlington: Academic Press.
  • Eidelman, S., Crandall, C.S., Goodman, J.A., & Blanchar, J.C. (2012). Low-effort thought promotes political conservatism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 808-820.
  • Eidelman, S., & Silvia, P.J. (2010). Self-focus and stereotyping of the self. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 263-273.
  • Eidelman, S., Pattershall, J., & Crandall, C.S. (2010). Longer is better. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 993-998.
  • Eidelman, S., Crandall, C.S., & Pattershall, J. (2009). The existence bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 765-775.
  • Eidelman, S., & Biernat, M. (2007). Getting more from success: Standard raising as esteem maintenance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 759-774.
  • Eidelman, S., Silvia, P.J., & Biernat, M. (2006). Responding to deviance: Target exclusion and differential devaluation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1153-1164.

Other Publications:

  • Eidelman, S., & Crandall, C.S. (2009). On the psychological advantage of the status quo. In J.T. Jost, A.C. Kay, & H. Thorisdottir (Eds.), Social and psychological bases of ideology and system justification. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Biernat, M., & Eidelman, S. (2007). Standards. In A. W. Kruglanski & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles (2nd ed., pp. 308-333). New York: Guilford Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Research
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Psychological Perspectives on the Self
  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotyping and Prejudice

Scott Eidelman
Department of Psychological Science
211 Memorial Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
United States

  • Phone: (479) 575-4967
  • Fax: (479) 575-3219

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