Psychology > Faculty & Staff > Jessi L. Smith
Dr. Jessi L. Smith with MSU President Waded Cruzado, Sept 9, 2011
Jessi L. Smith, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. (2002) Psychology, University of Utah
- M. S. (2000) Psychology, University of Utah
- B. A. (1997) Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Social Psychology: My research interests span three areas: intrinsic motivation,
goals, and stereotype processes, particularly as they relate to gender and achievement.
My research emphasizes the role gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation play in
understanding both the perceiver’s standpoint (application of stereotypes) and
the target’s experience (how does it feel to be the victim of the stereotype).
For example, I developed the Stereotyped Task Engagement Process (STEP) Model to
better understand how cultural factors (such as gender stereotypes) and individual
factors (such as interpersonal orientation) produce a Person-Environment “match”
or “mismatch” that influences motivation, performance processes, and
outcomes in stereotyped domains (e.g., computer-science). My research is
grounded in experimental methodology and has been applied to educational, political,
and health related domains. My research is currently supported with funding from
the National Science Foundation as well as the National Institutes of Health
Are you interested in working with me for your Master's? Please see the
Social Psychology Handbook of Graduate Student Expectations
Please check out my recent and upcoming publications
- Li, Jian-Bin, Nie, Yan-Gang, Zeng, Min-Xia, Huntoon, M., Smith, J. L. (in press). Too exhausted to remember: Ego depletion undermines subsequent event-based prospective memory. International Journal of Psychology.
- Allen, J., Gervais, S. J., & Smith, J. L. (in press). Sit Big to Eat Big: The Interaction of Body Posture and Body Concern on Restrained Eating. Psychology of Women Quarterly
- Thoman, D. B., Smith, J. L., Brown, E. R., Chase, J., &*Lee, J. Y. K. (in press). Beyond performance: A motivational experiences model of stereotype threat. Educational Psychology Review
- Smith, J. L, Lewis, K. L., Hawthorne, L., & Hodges, S. D. (2013). When Trying Hard Isn’t Natural: Women’s Belonging with and Motivation for Male-Dominated STEM Fields as a Function of Effort Expenditure Concerns. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 3-15. doi: 10.1177/0146167212468332.
- Hutchison, K., Smith, J. L., & Ferris, A. (2013). Goals Can Be Threatened to Extinction: Using the Stroop to Clarify Working Memory Depletion under Stereotype Threat. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 74-81. doi: 10.1177/1948550612440734.
- Sansone, C., Smith, J. L., Thoman, D. B., & Macnamara, A. (2012). Regulating Interest When Learning Online: Potential Motivation and Performance Trade-offs. The Internet and Higher Education,15 (3), 141-149. doi: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.10.004
- Cech, E., Metz, A., Babcock, T. & Smith, J. L. (2011). “Caring for Our Own:” The Role of Institutionalized Support Structures in Native American Nursing Student Success. Journal of Nursing Education, 50, 524-531 doi: 10.3928/01484834-20110517-01
- Metz, A. Cech, E., Babcock, T. & Smith, J. L. (2011). The Effect of Formal and Informal Support Structures on the Motivation of Native American Students in Nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 50, 388-394 DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20110415-01
- Smith, J. L., Ickes, W., Hall, J., & Hodges, S. (2011). Managing Interpersonal Sensitivity: Knowing When—and When Not—To Understand Others. Nova Science Publishers, New York, NY.
- Smith, J. L., Hawkinson, K., & Paull, K. (2011). Spoiled milk: An experimental examination of bias against mothers who breastfeed. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 867-878. doi: 10.1177/0146167211401629
- Allen, J. & Smith, J. L. (2011). Walking down Castro Street: The influence of sexuality stereotypes on men’s experience of gender-role incongruence. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 12, 77-96. doi: 10.1037/a0019678
- Thoman, D. B., Smith, J. L., & Silvia, P. J. (2011). Interest and Ego Depletion: Demonstrating the Resource Replenishment Function of Interest. Social Psychological and Personality Science (online first) doi: 10.1177/1948550611402521
- Sansone, C., Thoman, D. B. & Smith, J. L. (2010). Interest and self-regulation: Understanding individual variability in choices, efforts and persistence over time. In R. Hoyle (Ed.) Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation, Molden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Hupp, J. M., Smith, J. L., Coleman, J. M., & Brunell, A. B. (2010) That’s a Boy’s Toy: Gender Typed Knowledge in Toddlers as a Function of Mother’s Marital Status. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 171, 389-401. DOI: 10.1080/00221325.2010.500637
- Tragakis, M. A., & Smith, J. L. (2010) The Relationship between Social Identity Integration and Psychological Adjustment: A Focus on Mainstream and Marginalized Cultural Identities. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 10, 201-221.
- Smith, J. L., Hardy, T., & Arkin, R. (2009). When practice doesn’t make perfect: Effort expenditure as an active behavioral self-handicapping strategy. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 95-98.
- Smith, J. L., Wagaman, J., & Handley, I. M. (2009). Keeping it dull or making it fun: Motivational implications of regulatory focus. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 150-160
- Smith, J. L. & Lewis, K. L. (2009). Men’s interpersonal (mis)perception: Fitting in with gender norms following social rejection. Sex Roles, 61, 252-264.
- Psychology of Film, CORE CLASS
- Psychology of Gender
- Psychology of Prejudice
- Psychology Undergraduate Research
- Psychology Senior Thesis
- Graduate Social Psychology
Isaac, J., Sansone, C., & Smith, J.L . (1999). Other people as a source of interest in an activity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35 , 239-265.
Sansone, C., & Smith, J.L . (2000). The "how" of goal pursuit: Interest and self-regulation. Psychological Inquiry, 11, 306-309.
Sansone, C., & Smith, J.L . (2000). Interest and self-regulation: The relation between having to and wanting to. In C. Sansone & J.M. Harackiewicz (Eds.), Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation: The search for optimal motivation and performance (pp. 341 – 404) San Diego , CA : Academic Press.
Smith, J.L. & White, P.H. (2001). Development of the domain identification measure: A tool for investigating stereotype threat effects. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 61 , 1040 -1057.
Smith, J.L., Morgan, C. L. & Sansone, C. * (2001). Getting (inter) personal: The role of other people in the self-regulation of interest. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research ( Vol 5, pp. 153-185). New York : Nova Science Publishers. Inc.
Klaphake, E.A., & Smith, J.L . (2002). An initial assessment of exotic animal pet owners in Utah : A survey with special emphasis on personal characteristics and expenditure tendencies. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery ,16 , 115-122.
Smith, J.L ., & White, P.H. (2002). An Examination of implicitly activated, explicitly activated and nullified stereotypes on mathematical performance: It's not just a female's issue. Sex Roles, 47, 179-191.
Smith, J.L . (2003). Technology as a mode of learning in an introductory social psychology class. International Journal of Instructional Media, 30 , 67-75 .
Renninger, K. A., Sansone, C., & Smith, J. L., (2004). Love of learning. In C. Peterson & M. E. P. Seligman (Eds.) Character strengths and virtues: A classification and handbook (pp. 161-179) . New York : Oxford University Press.
Smith, J.L . (2004). Understanding the process of stereotype threat: A review of mediational variables and new performance goal directions. Educational Psychology Review, 16, 177-206 .
Smith, J.L ., Morgan, C.L, & White, P.H. (2005). Investigating a measure of computer technology domain identification: A tool for understanding gender-differences and stereotypes. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 65 , 336-355 .
Panek , P.E., & Smith, J.L. (2005). Assessment of terms to describe Mental Retardation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 565-576.
Smith, J.L, Johnson, C. (2006). A stereotype boost or choking under pressure? Positive gender stereotypes and men who are low in domain identification. Basic and Applied Social Psychology 28, 51-63.
Smith, J.L. (2006). The interplay among stereotype threat, performance-avoidance goals, and women's math performance expectations. Sex Roles, 54 , 287-296 .
Horgan, T., & Smith, J. L. (2006). Interpersonal reasons for interpersonal perceptions: Gender-incongruent purpose goals and nonverbal judgment accuracy. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 30, 127-140 .
Walsh, P. E., & Smith, J. L . (2007). Opposing standards within the cultural worldview: Terror management theory and American Women's desire for uniqueness versus inclusiveness. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 103-113.
Smith, J. L ., Sansone, C., & White, P.H. (2007). The Stereotyped Task Engagement Process: The role of interest and achievement motivation . Journal of Educational Psychology, 99, 99-114.
Smith, J. L ., & Ruiz, J.M. (2007). Interpersonal orientation in context: Correlates and effects of interpersonal complementarity on subjective and cardiovascular experiences. Journal of Personality, 75, 679-708.
Smith, J.L ., Kausar, R., & Holt-Lunstad, J. (2007). Stigma Consciousness in the classroom: A comparison of Pakistani women's motivation and well-being in science and non-science fields of study . Sex Roles, 57, 3-13.
Smith, J. L ., Paul, D., & Paul, R. (2007). No Place for a Woman: Evidence for Gender Bias in Evaluations of Presidential Candidates . Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29, 225-233.
JOURNAL EDITOR AND REVIEWER AFFILIATIONS
2004- current: Consulting and Guest Editor:
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
2004-2009: Editorial Board:
Basic and Applied Social Psychology
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Sex Roles: Journal of Research
National Science Foundation
British Journal of Educational Psychology
Motivation and Emotion
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
European Journal of Social Psychology
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
European Journal of Psychology of Education
Journal of Educational Psychology