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Keith Maddox

Keith Maddox

  • SPN Mentor

Dr. Maddox is a social psychologist specializing in social cognition. His research examines stereotype measurement and stereotype use, mental representations of persons and groups, stereotype threat, and first impression formation. He also directs the Tufts University Social Cognition Laboratory.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Dixon, T. L., & Maddox, K. B. (2005). Skin tone, crime news, and social reality judgments: Priming the schema of the dark and dangerous Black criminal. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 35, 1555-1570.
  • Garcia-Marques, L., Hamilton, D. L., & Maddox, K. B. (2002). Exhaustive and heuristic retrieval processes in person cognition: Further tests of the TRAP model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 193-207.
  • Maddox, K. B. (2004). Perspectives on racial phenotypicality bias. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 383-401.
  • Maddox, K. B., & Chase, S. G. (2004). Manipulating subcategory salience: Exploring the link between skin tone and social perception of Blacks. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 533-546.
  • Maddox, K. B., & Gray, S. (2002). Cognitive representations of African Americans: Re-exploring the role of skin tone. Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin, 28, 250-259.

Other Publications:

Courses Taught:

  • Experimental Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination

Keith Maddox
Department of Psychology
Tufts University
490 Boston Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
United States

  • Phone: (617) 627-2563
  • Fax: (617) 627-3181

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