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Research Interests

  • Attitude Formation and Change
  • Unconscious Thinking Processes
  • Expectations and Perception
  • Bias
  • Social Cognition Broadly


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2005), Psychology department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Ph.D. (2003), Experimental Psychology (Social Track), Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
  • M.S. (2000), Experimental Psychology (Social Track), Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
  • B.S., cum laude (1997), Psychology, Ohio, State University, Columbus, Ohio

Recent Representative Publications

  • Handley, I. M., Brown, E. R., Moss-Racusin, C. A., Smith, J. L. (2015). Quality of Evidence Revealing Subtle Gender Biases in Scienceis in the Eye of the Beholder. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(43), 13201–13206. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1510649112 (link)

  • Smith, J. L., Handley, I. M., Zale, A. V., Rushing, S., & Potvin, M. (2015). Now Hiring! Empirically Testing a 3-Step Intervention to Increase Faculty Gender Diversity in STEM. BioScience, 65(11), 1084-1087. doi:10.1093/biosci/biv138 (link)

  • Manigault, A. W., Handley, I. M., *Whillock, S. R. (2015). Assessment of Unconscious Decision Aids Applied to Complex Patient-Centered Medical Decisions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(2), e37. doi:10.2196/jmir.3739 (link)

  • Handley, I. M., Rasinski, H. M., Fowler, S. L., Helfer, S. G., & Geers, A. L. (2013). Beliefs about expectations moderate the influence of expectations on pain perception. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20(1), 52-58.

  • Handley, I. M., & Goss, R. J. (2012). How mental simulations of the future and message-induced expectations influence purchasing goals. Psychology & Marketing, 29(6), 401-410.

  • Handley, I. M., & Runnion, B. M. (2011). Evidence that unconscious thinking influences persuasion based on argument quality. Social Cognition, 29(8, Unconscious Thought), 668-682.

  • Albarracin, D., & Handley, I. M. (2011). The time for doing is not the time for change: Effects of general action and inaction goals on attitude accessibility and attitude change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 983-998.

  • Noguchi, K., Handley, I. M., & Albarracin, D. (2011). Participating in politics resembles physical activity: General action patterns in international archives, US archives, and experiments. Psychological Science, 22, 235-242.

  • Handley, I. M., Albarracin, D., Brown, R. D., Li, H., Kumkale, E. C., & Kumkale, G. T. (2009). When the expectations from a message will not be realized: Naive theories can eliminate expectation-congruent judgments via correction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 933-939.

  • Albarracin, D., Handley, I. M., Noguchi, K., McCulloch, K. C., Li, H., Leeper, J., Brown, R. D., Earl, A., & Hart, W. P. (2008). Increasing and decreasing motor and cognitive output: A model of general action and inaction goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 510–523.

Recent Courses

  • Graduate Social Cognition (PSYX 546)
  • Advanced Research Design and Analysis 1 (PSYX 502)
  • Social Cognition (PSYX 463)
  • Psychology of Film (PSYX 263)
  • Research Design & Analysis I (PSYX 223)
  • Honors Introductory Psychology (PSYX 110)

Last Updated Nov. 28, 2015