Claire GravelinAssistant Professor of Psychology
Member of the Geneseo faculty since 2019
MW 10:30 - 11:30, T 2:30 - 3:30, and by appointment
My research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of the marginalization of women particularly in the domains of sexual assault and the underrepresentation of women in positions of leadership and STEM fields. In particular, I focus on subtle forms of sexism and socio-cultural factors that shape perceptions of women in these domains, and how these perceptions impact women’s behavior, self-esteem, and self-perceptions.
B.A., College at Brockport
M.A., Social Psychology, University of Kansas
Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Kansas
O’Brien, L.T., Garcia, D.M., Adams, G., Hammer, E.D., Blodorn, A., & Gravelin, C.R. (2019). An educational intervention to improve women’s academic STEM outcomes: Divergent effects on well-represented vs. underrepresented minority women. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000289
Gravelin, C.R., Biernat, M.R., & Bucher*, C. (2019). Blaming the victim of acquaintance rape: Individual, situational, and sociocultural factors. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (22). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02422.
Katz, J., Gravelin, C.R., & O’Brien*, C. (2017). Neoliberal beliefs of unintended adolescent pregnancy after consensual or forced sex. Sex Roles. doi: 10.1007/s11199-017-0842-z
Gravelin, C.R., Baldwin, M.W., & Biernat, M.R. (2019). The impact of power and powerlessness on blaming the victim. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 22(1), 98-115. doi: 10.1177/1368430217706741
Baldwin, M., Keefer, L.A., Gravelin, C.R., Biernat, M. (2012). Perceived importance of cross race targets facilitates recall: Toward a subjective-importance model of face recognition. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16(4). doi: 10.1177/1368430212460893
PSYC 191: Orientation to Psyc at Geneseo
An introductory course for students who are considering a career in Psychology. Weekly meetings will focus on career opportunities in psychology, pertinent academic information, campus and department resources and opportunities, and effective strategies to be a successful student in the major and beyond. This course also intends to facilitate a close working relationship between students and faculty in psychology.
PSYC 350: Social Psychology
A study of the behavior of the individual in the social context, with attention to leadership and small group phenomena, social motivation, attitudes and attitude change. Selected research techniques in social psychology.
PSYC 390: SelTop: Prof Dev in Psychology
An in-depth study of a selected topic in psychology, chosen to allow an integrated consideration of the topic from the points of view of various approaches to psychological inquiry. Examples may include: The Nature-Nurture Question; Approaches to Understanding Aggression; Great Ideas in Psychology; or other topics.