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Journal articles

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Lei, R.F., Leshin, R., & Rhodes, M. (2020). The Developmental of Intersectional Social Prototypes. Psychological Science. [pdf]

Jaxon, J.*, Lei, R.F.*, Chestnut, E.K., Sachnai, R., & Cimpian, A. (2019). The Acquisition of Gender Stereotypes about Intellectual Ability: Intersections with Race. Journal of Social Issues.  [pdf]      

Lei, R.F., Green, E., Leslie, S-J., & Rhodes, M. (2019). Children lose confidence in their potential to “be scientists”, but not in their capacity to “do science”. Developmental Science.  [pdf]


Cooley, E., Brown-Iannuzzi, J.L., Lei, R.F., & Cipolli, W.  (2019). Complex intersections of race and class: Among social liberals, learning about White privilege reduces sympathy, increases blame, and decreases external attributions for White people struggling with poverty. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.   [pdf]


Perszyk, D.*, Lei, R.F.*, Bodenhausen, G.V., Richeson, J.A., & Waxman, S. (2019). Social attitudes in preschool-aged children: Bias at the intersection of race and gender. Developmental Science, 22(e12788), [pdf]


Cooley, E., Lei, R.F., Brown-Iannuzzi, J.I., & Ellerkamp, T. (2019). Personal prejudice, other guilt: Negative affect toward Black people predicts guilty verdicts for White officers who kill Black men. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.


Chestnut, E.K., Lei, R.F., Leslie, S.J., & Cimpian, A. (2018). The myth that only brilliant people are good at math and its implications for diversity. Education Sciences, 8(2), 65.


Cooley, E., Lei, R.F., Ellerkamp, T, & D’Alessio, G. (2018). The mixed outcomes of taking ownership for implicit racial biases. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.


Lei, R.F., & Bodenhausen, G.V. (2018). Economic instability selectively disadvantages female (but not male) political candidates.  Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.  [pdf]


Silberzahn R., Uhlmann E. L., Martin D. P., … Lei R., … & Nosek B. A. (2018). Many analysts, one dataset: Making transparent how variations in analytical choices affect results. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.


Nelson, J. & Lei, R.F. (2018). The effects of digital platforms on news audience behavior. Digital Journalism, 6(5), 619-633.


Lei, R.F. & Bodenhausen, G.V. (2017). Racial assumptions color the mental representation of social class. Front. Psychol. 8:519. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00519


Nelson, J., Lewis, D. & Lei, R. (2017).  Digital democracy in America: A look at civic engagement in an Internet age. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 94(1), 318-334.


Cooley, E., Payne, B.K., Loersch, C., & Lei, R. (2015). Who owns implicit attitudes? Testing a meta-cognitive perspective. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(1), 103-115.

Policy papers

Lei, R. & Twose, G. (2013). The psychological science on racial profiling: Implications for the End Racial Profiling Act. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.  Retrieved from:


Lei, R. & Twose, G. (2013). Psychological implications of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.  Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Retrieved from

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