India Johnson

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology & Human Service Stu 125A
2337 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6505

Professional Expertise

Social Psychology, Stereotyping & Prejudice

Brief Biography

I am a social psychologist whose research interests focuses on factors relevant to stereotying and prejudice and social change. Two of my most recent research projects revolve around the role of prejudice in information processing. One line of work examines how attitudes towards stigmatized groups, such as Black Americans, women or the mentally ill, influences the processing of persuasive messages. A second line of work is currently investigating how inductions of confidence or doubt can impact attitudes towards traditionally stigmatized groups. A final area of interest is empirically investigating the outcomes of learning about stereotyping and prejudice in the classroom.


The Ohio State University, (2012) - Ph.D. in Social Psychology

Dissertation: Race and information processing: Message scrutiny as a function of automatic-deliberative discrepancies in racial attitudes

The Ohio State University, (2009) - M.A. in Social Psychology

Thesis: Just say no (and mean it!): Meaningful negation as a tool to modify automatic racial prejudice

Purdue University - Indianapolis, (2007) - B.A. in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude with Honors)


Courses Taught

Social Psychology

Non-Experimental Research Methods

Stereotyping & Prejudice

Introduction to Psychology

Sex & Gender (WGS)

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