Katherine Wolsiefer


Assistant Professor of Psychology

BA, Bellarmine University
PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Postdoctoral Research: University of Arizona
Email: kjwolsiefer@plymouth.edu

Office: 425 Hyde Hall
Phone: (603) 535- 2546

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About Me:
I am a social psychologist with interests in social cognition, attitudes, and intergroup bias. Currently, my research examines the subtle biases we may have towards members of other social groups, how those biases impact behavior, and how we can decrease these biases in real-world settings (e.g. health care, education, etc.).

In the classroom I like teaching students how to question the information that they encounter both in the classroom and in the real world. I believe that this is best achieved by giving students the skills to find and read original research articles and systematically evaluate the claims presented. In each of my classes, I work to teach students these skills and help them practice using them.

In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors (hiking, rock climbing, trail running), crafting, and spending time with my cat, Nina.

Courses Taught:

PS 2010: Introduction to General Psychology
PS 3030: Social Psychology
PS 3125: Research Methods and Statistics 2

Selected Publications:

Stone, J., Moskowitz, G. B., Zestcott, C. A., & Wolsiefer, K. (2020). Testing active learning workshops for reducing implicit bias among majority and minority medical students. Stigma and Health. In press.

Wolsiefer, K. & Stone, J. (2019). Addressing Bias in Healthcare: Confrontation as a Tool for Bias Reduction and Patient Self-Advocacy. In M. Monteith & R. Mallet (Eds.)Confronting Prejudice and Discrimination: The Science of Changing Minds and Behaviors (275 – 297). London: Academic Press.

Liang, J., Wolsiefer, K., Zestcott, C. A., Chase, D., & Stone, J. (2019). Implicit associations towards cervical cancer among oncology healthcare professionals. Gynecologic Oncology, 153(1), 80-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.01.013.

Wolsiefer, K., Westfall, J., A. & Judd, C. J. (2016). Treating stimuli as random in implicit tasks: The implicit association test, evaluative priming task and affect misattribution procedure. Behavior Research Methods, 49(4), 1193-1209. http://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-016-0779-0

Rothgerber, H. & Wolsiefer, K. (2014). A naturalistic study of stereotype threat in young female chess players. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17(1), 79-90. http://doi.org/10.1177/1368430213490212