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Monica Schneider

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What is your general area of specialty or interest?

Prejudice and stereotyping; self-concept and self-esteem issues related to psychological adjustment


What are your specific research interests?

Two different areas. The first area addresses predictors and outcomes associated with prejudice and stereotyping. The second area addresses predictors of general psychological adjustment as well as college adjustment for members of stereotyped groups, international students, and the general college student population.


What are your current active research projects?

Research studies investigating the role of self, personal threat and group threat in attitudes toward outgroups. Research investigating the role of identity, perceived self-efficacy and perceived social support in the college adjustment of ethnic minority students.


If yes, how many?

I usually work with 4-5 students a year.


Do you prefer to choose your research assistants yourself or are you willing to be approached by students?

I usually choose my own research assistants. However, I am willing to be approached by interested students. Interested students should have a strong background in research methods and statistics. Interested students should contact me in the niddle of the spring semester prior to the year they would like to begin working with me.


In what aspects of your research are student assistants involved (e.g. data collection, data analysis, hypothesis formation, literature reviews, writing)?

Usually, all of my research assistants play role in developing the measures, collecting the data, and analyzing the data. Some research assistants have also co-authored poster submissions at professional conferences and/or articles for publication. In general, the level of involvement depends on the research assistant's experience and interest as well as the stage of the project. All research assistants receive training in using web survey applications and SPSS.


Are there any special comments/instructions you would like interested students to know about you, your projects, or what you are looking for?

Typically, I work with students who are willing to commit to working in my research lab for at least one academic year (although it would be ideal to have students who could work with me for more than one academic year). Feel free to contact me (email:; phone: 245-5200) if you would like additional information about my research interests or my research lab.