Monica Schneider

Professor of Psychology
Bailey 140

Monica Schneider has been a member of Geneseo faculty since 1995.

Area of Interest

Social Psychology

Research Interests

  • Predictors of college students’ psychological well-being and college adjustment
  • Factors associated with college retention and success for underrepresented students, including racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities (GLBTQ), international and immigrant students, first-generation students, and Access Opportunity Program students
  • Attachment and college students’ romantic and sexual relationships
  • Program assessment (e.g., Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate Program, Real World Geneseo).

Research Links

Student Opportunities

Portrait of Monica Schneider

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, SUNY Buffalo, 1995

  • M.A., Social Psychology, SUNY Buffalo

  • B.A., Psychology, Alfred University, 1989

Recent Courses Taught

  • General Psychology

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Psychology of Personality

  • Psychology of Adult Attachment

  • Advanced Research Issues - Threat and Prejudice

Selected Publications

  • Schneider, M., & Katz, J. (2017). Adult Attachment and Heterosexual College Women's Hookup Behaviors: Mediating Effects of Sexual Motives. Sex Roles, 77(5/6),

  • Schneider, M.E., Rao, J., Johnson, F.R., Norman, S., & Watts, D. (2016). Implementing a successful diversity-related program: Lessons learned from the program development and assessment of Real World Geneseo. In Intercultural Horizons Volume IV: Identities, Relationships, and Languages in Migration (Eds., Eliza J. Nash, Nevin C. Brown, and Lavinia Bracci) pp. 71-88. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.

  • Katz, J., & Schneider, M.E. (2015). (Hetero)sexual compliance with unwanted casual sex: Associations with feelings about first sex and sexual self-perceptions. Sex Roles, 72, 451-461.


  • PSYC 100: Introductory Psychology

    An introduction to the scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes. Topics include the biological basis of behavior, perception, learning, memory, thinking, human development, emotion, psychological disorders and social psychology.

  • PSYC 240: Psychology and Social Justice

    This course is an introduction to the psychological theory and research associated with social justice issues, focusing on both individual and systemic factors. Topics like stereotyping and prejudice, implicit bias, social identity theory, stereotype threat, system justification, victim blaming, threat and intergroup dynamics, and power and privilege will be addressed as they relate to social justice issues across group identities (e.g., race, gender) and systems (e.g., criminal justice system, healthcare).

  • PSYC 265: Intro to Indus & Orgnz Psych

    Examines the principles, practices, and problems of organizations from a psychological perspective. Topics include personnel selection, training, motivation, measurement of performance, job satisfaction, human engineering, organizational politics and power issues, organizational structure issues, labor-union relations, and consumer behavior. The importance of both theory and empirical research is stressed. Prerequisites: PSYC 100. Offered every year