My research interests center around the issues of intergroup relations and the experience of being a member of a stigmatized group. Regarding intergroup relations, I am particularly interested in (1) cognitive biases in social comparisons, and (2) attributions made in response to prejudiced and egalitarian attitudes and behaviors. In regard to being a member of a stigmatized group, I’m interested in investigating (1) the positive and negative effects of endorsing group-related stereotypes, and (2) the underlying motivations for endorsing such stereotypes.


Bell, A. C., Burkley, M., & Bock, J. (2018). Examining the asymmetry in judgments of racism in self and others. The Journal of Social Psychology. Download this paper.

Wong, Y. J., Burkley, M., Bell, A. C., Wang, S., Klann, E. M. (2017). Manly to the core: Measuring men’s implicit masculine self-concept via the Semantic Misattribution Procedure. Personality and Individual Differences. Download this paper.

Burkley, M., Burkley, E., Andrade, A., Bell, A. C. (2017). Symbols of pride or prejudice? Examining the impact of Native American sports mascots on stereotype application. Journal of Social Psychology. Download this paper.

Burkley, M., Wong, Y. J., & Bell, A. C. (2016). The masculinity contingency scale (MCS): Scale development and psychometric properties. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 17, 113-125. Download this paper.

Bell, A. C., & Burkley, M. (2014). “Women like me are bad at math:” The psychological functions of negative self-stereotyping. Social and Personality Compass, 8(12), 708-720. Download this paper.

Burkley, M., Burkley, E., Stermer, S. P., Andrade, A., Bell, A. C., Curtis, J. (2014). The ugly duckling effect: Examining fixed versus malleable beliefs about beauty. Social Cognition, 32, 466-483.

Burkley, M., Andrade, A., Stermer, S. P., & Bell, A. C. (2013). The double-edged sword of negative in-group stereotyping. Social Cognition, 31, 15-30.