Jeff Stone

University Distinguished Professor
Director, Social Psychology of Sport Laboratory
Director, Self and Attitudes Laboratory
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Psychology 523 (Office)
Psychology 516A (Lab)

Research Interests: 

  • Mechanisms of attitude and behavior change.
  • The role of stereotypes and prejudice on disparities in health, sports, and education.

Updated: 07/06/22

Selected Publications: 

  • Zestcott, C. A., Bean, M. G., & Stone, J.  (2017).  Evidence of negative implicit attitudes toward individuals with a tattoo.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 20, 186-201.
  • Focella, E., Stone, J., Fernandez, N.C., Cooper, J., & Hogg, M. (2016).  Vicarious hypocrisy: Bolstering attitudes and taking action after exposure to a hypocritical in-group member.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 62, 89-102.
  • Zestcott, C. A., Blair, I. V., & Stone, J.  (2016).  Examining the presence, consequences, and reduction of implicit bias in health care: A narrative review.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations: Special Issue on Health Disparities, 19, 528-542 
  • Bean, M. G., Stone, J., Moskowitz, G. B., Badger, T., & Focella, E. (2013).  Evidence of implicit stereotyping of Hispanic patients by nursing and medical students. Nursing Research, 62(5), 362-367.
  • Stone, J., Harrison, C. K., & Mottley, J. (2012).  "Don't call me a student-athlete":  The effect of identity priming on stereotype threat for academically engaged African-American college athletes.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34:2, 99-106.
  • Stone, J., & Moskowitz, G. B.  (2011).  Nonconscious racial bias in medical decision-making:  What can be done to reduce it?  Medical Education, 45, 768-776.
  • Stone, J., Whitehead, J., Schmader, T., and Focella, E.  (2011).  Thanks for asking: Self-affirming questions reduce backlash when stigmatized targets confront prejudice.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 589-598.

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 461A - Social Psychology of Attitudes (2023)
  • PSYS 462 - Psychology of Prejudice (2024)
  • PSY 596A - Graduate Seminar in Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition (2019)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 11/13/23


  • B.A. Psychology with Honors, San Jose State University (1985-1988)
  • Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of California at Santa Cruz ( 1988-1993)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Princeton University (1993-1997)