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.
Some questions studied in my lab include: Are personal and social identity antagonistic? Why do people stereotype others, and themselves? Why is tradition valued? When do people pursue social change? Are there psychological consequences when social change is pursued? What is the relationship between similarity and prejudice?
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- 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.
- 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.
- Advanced Research
- Advanced Social Psychology
- Psychological Perspectives on the Self
- Social Psychology
- Stereotyping and Prejudice
Department of Psychology
211 Memorial Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
- Phone: (479) 575-4967
- Fax: (479) 575-3219