David Buck

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology & Human Service Stu 125T
2337 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
dbuck3@elon.edu (336) 278-6511

Education

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Florida State University

M.A. in Social Psychology from Florida State University

B.A. in Psychology and English from Hanover College

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology

Social Psychology

Nonexperimental Research Methods

Research

My research focuses on attitudes, intergroup relations, and social identity.  I am currently pursuing three main lines of research that focus on these issues.  The first two of these examine correlates of trans prejudice and sexual prejudice (i.e., prejudice based on sexual orientation).  The other focuses on individual differences that influence the quality of intergroup interactions for both majority and minority group members.  In addition to theoretical understanding, I am also interested in how research on prejudice can be effectively applied to increase the quality of intergroup contact, reduce negative attitudes, and benefit stigmatized groups.

Publications

Plant, E. A., Zielaskowski, K., & Buck, D. (2014). Mating motives and concerns about being misidentified as gay or lesbian: Implications for the avoidance and derogation of sexual minorities.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 633-645.

Buck, D. & Plant, E. A., Ratcliff, J., Zielaskowski, K., & Boerner, P. (2013).  Concern over the Misidentification of Sexual Orientation: Social Contagion and the Avoidance of Sexual Minorities.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 941-960.

Buck, D. & Plant, E. A. (2011). Interorientation Interactions and Impressions: Does the Timing of Disclosure of Sexual Orientation Matter? The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 333-342.

Doerr, C. E., Plant, E. A., Kunstman, J., & Buck, D. (2011). Interactions in Black and White: Racial differences and similarities in response to interracial interactions. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14(1), 31-43.

Presentations

Buck, D. (June, 2014).  Concerns Over Misidentification and the Avoidance of Sexual Minorities.  Paper presented in a symposium titled, “Misidentification Concerns: Implications for Sexual Prejudice and Political Decision Making” at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 10th Biennial Convention , Portland, OR.

Buck, D. (August, 2012).  Social Contagion Concerns and the Avoidance of Outgroup Members.  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention.

Buck, D. & Plant, E. A. (2010, January).  Implications of Timing of Sexual Orientation Disclosure for Intergroup Interactions.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychologists, Las Vegas, NV.

Buck, D. & Plant, E. A. (2009, November).  Implications of Timing of Sexual Orientation Disclosure for Intergroup Interactions.  Plant, E. A. (chair) “Making the Most of Intergroup Contact,” Invited symposium at the annual meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists.

Buck, D., Plant, E. A., & Doerr, C. (2008, May). Components of Antigay Attitudes: Evidence for a Multidimensional Conceptualization.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Buck, D., Plant, E. A. (2008, February).  Impression Formation and Sexual Orientation: The Role of Timing of Disclosure.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychologists, Albuquerque, NM.

Buck, D. & Wolfe, C. (2006, May).  Contingencies of worth and contingent motivation orientation.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.

Buck, D., Wolfe, C., Liwski, N. & Krantz, J. (2004, May).  Staking your worth on grades versus knowledge: Intellectual competency as a contingency of self-worth.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.

Buck, D., Liwski, N., Wolfe, C., Crocker, J., Somers, M., Knight, K. (2003, February).  The School Competency Contingency of Worth as a Mediator Between Performance-Oriented Achievement Goals and Performance Outcomes.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychologists, L.A., California.

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