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Jennifer Ratcliff

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Contact Info:

137 Holmes Hall
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14220-2929 Office Phone: (585) 395-2685
E-mail: jratclif@brockport.edu

Education

2007-2008

 

2001-2007


1998-2001 

 

 

Slifka Postdoctoral Fellow for Coexistence  Research
JFK School of Government
Harvard University
Postdoctoral Training

Ohio University Ph.D., Experimental Social Psychology, August 2007
Concentration: Quantitative methods

M.S., Experimental Social Psychology, 2004
University of Dayton
M.S., Community Counseling, 2001

Research Interests:

Stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination
Social Perception
The role of race in jury decision making processes
Stigma
Post traumatic growth and bullying
The impact of pride displays on behavior toward marginalized groups

Research Descriptions:

Dr. Ratcliff’s primary research program focuses on understanding the processes by which individuals develop and maintain both positive and negative attitudes toward marginalized outgroups. To this end, her research explores two antecedents for outgroup liking and prejudice: (a) cultural displays exhibited by the group in question, (e.g., pride displays), and (b) socio-cultural norms (e.g., expectations regarding how men and women should behave in a given society). Her work in this area additionally elucidates the distinct implications of outgroup liking and prejudice for behavior toward marginalized groups. This work has been applied to understanding how to bring about positive relations between marginalized groups and majority groups in America (e.g., gay men and heterosexual individuals; Caucasian Americans and African Americans), as well as in Israel (e.g., Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis).

In her second line of research, Dr. Ratcliff explores the influence of perceptual factors on social judgment. More precisely, she examines the impact of perceptual constraints—such as the relative salience of one actor over another during an ongoing interaction—on the way people interpret and ultimately evaluate videotaped criminal confessions.

Publications:

JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

Buck, D., Plant, E.A., Ratcliff, J.J., Zielaskowski, K. , & Boerner, P.* (2013). Social contagion concerns and the avoidance of sexual minorities. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 941-960.

Dane-Staples, E., Lieberman, L., Ratcliff, J.J., & Rounds, K.* (2013). Exploring status as it relates to bullying in visually impaired populations.
Journal of Sport Behavior, 36, 365-386.

Ratcliff, J.J., Miller, A.K., & Krolikowski, A.* (2012). Why pride displays elicit support from majority group members: The mediational role of perceived deservingness. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 16, 462-475.

Elek, J.K., Ware, L.J., & Ratcliff, J.J. (2012). When the camera lies:
Judicial instructions mitigate the camera perspective bias. Legal and
Criminological Psychology, 17, 123-135.

Lassiter, G. D., Lindberg, M. J., Ratcliff, J. J., & Ware, L. J. (2010). Top- down influences on event perception. In E. Balcetis, G. D. Lassiter (Eds.), Top-down influences on visual perception(pp. 225-252). New York: Psychology Press.

Lassiter, G. D., Ware, L. J., & Lindberg, M. J., & Ratcliff, J. J. (2010).  
Videotaping custodial interrogations: Toward a scientifically based policy.
In G. D. Lassiter & C. A. Meissner (Eds.), Interrogations and confessions: Current research, practice, and policy (pp. 143-160). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ratcliff, J.J., Lassiter, G.D., Jager, V.M. *, Lindberg, M.J., Elek, J. & Hasinski, A. E.* (2010). The hidden consequences of racial salience in videotaped interrogations and confessions. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 16, 200-218.

Lassiter, G.D., Ware, L.J., Ratcliff, J.J., Irvin, C.R. (2009). Evidence of the
camera perspective bias in authentic videotaped interrogations: Implications for emerging reform in the criminal justice system. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 14, 157-170.  


Ratcliff, J.J., & Lassiter, G.D. (2007). On the induction and consequences of variation in behavior perception. Current Psychology: Developmental,
Learning, Personality, Social, 26, 16-36.


Lassiter, G.D., Ware, L.J., & Ratcliff, J.J. (2007). Videotaping confessions. 
In B. L. Cutler (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law (Vol.2, pp. 844-847). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.  Lassiter, G.D., Ratcliff, J.J., Ware, L.J., & Irvin, C.R. (2006). Videotaped confessions: Panacea or Pandora’s Box? Law and Policy, 28, 192-210.

Ratcliff, J.J., Lassiter, G.D., Markman, K.D., & Snyder, C.J. (2006).
Gender differences in attitudes toward gay men and lesbians: The role of motivation to respond without prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1325-1338.

Ratcliff, J.J., Lassiter, G.D., Schmidt, H.C., & Snyder, C.J. (2006).
Camera perspective bias in videotaped confessions: Experimental evidence of its perceptual basis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 12, 197-206.

Lassiter, G.D., & Ratcliff, J.J. (2004). Exposing coercive influences in the
criminal justice system:  An agenda for legal psychology in the 21st
century.  In G.D. Lassiter (Ed.), Interrogations, Confessions, and Entrapment. New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Press.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Gentile, D.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2010, September 1). Research at pride picnic
examines role of ethnicity in perceptions of sexual fluidity. Empty Closet, p. 3. Retrieved from http://www.gayalliance.org/emptycloset/page/3/

Ratcliff, J.J., & Hoock, A.* (2010, September 1). Research examines
effectiveness of Rochester pride parade. Empty Closet, p. 3. Retrieved from http://www.gayalliance.org/emptycloset/page/3/

Pittinsky, T. L., Ratcliff, J. J., & Maruskin, L. A.* (2008). Coexistence in Israel: A National Study. Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Rosenthal, S. A., Pittinsky, T. L., Moore, S., Ratcliff, J. J., Maruskin, L. A., & Gravelin, C. R.* (2008). National Leadership Index 2008: A National Study of Confidence in Leadership. Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Awards & Grants:

 

 

Awards
Ratcliff, J.J. (under revision). Bullying experiences as a source of posttraumatic growth in LGBT individuals. National Institute of Health, NICHD ($424,937).

Bonafede, E.* (2013). The “coming out” experience as a potential source of
posttraumatic growth across the lifespan. The Distinguished Professor Award ($450.00). Faculty supervisor: Jennifer J. Ratcliff

2010-2011  Nominated for the Academic Advisement Award, School of Mathematics and Science, The College at Brockport
2009-2010   Academic Advisement Award, School of Mathematics and
Science, The College at Brockport
2005-2007  Research Fellowship, NSF (SES-0453302), Ohio University
2003-2005  University Doctoral Fellowship, Ohio University
2001-2003  Moates Fellowship, Ohio University

Grants 
Pace, B.* (2012). Individual Differences in Beliefs about Sexual Fluidity:
Correlates and Consequences. The Brockport Foundation Summer Research Program ($1600.00 + housing). Faculty sponsor: Jennifer J. Ratcliff

Ratcliff, J.J. (2012). Pretenure Grants Development Award. The role of
empowerment in reactions to ostracism and bullying  experiences:
Post traumatic stress versus post traumatic growth responses. The College at Brockport, SUNY ($2000.00).

Ratcliff, J.J. (2009). Scholarly Incentive Award. The College at Brockport,
SUNY ($211.00).

Rinella, M.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2012). Pride in context: The impact of
protesters on observers reactions to LGBT pride parades. Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award for Summer Research ($5,000.00).

Rinella, M.* (2012). The perception of pride in context. The Brockport
Foundation Summer Research Program ($1600.00 + housing). Faculty sponsor: Jennifer J. Ratcliff

Krowlikowski, A.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2010). The black sheep effect: When
do majority members distance from group members who express prejudice? Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award for Summer Research ($5,000.00).

Krowlikowski, A.* (2010). The role of perceived pride in reactions of
majority group members to pride displays. The Brockport Foundation Summer Research Program ($1600.00 + housing). Faculty sponsor: Jennifer J. Ratcliff

Gentile, D.* (2009). The roles of gender, sexual orientation, and attractiveness in perceived sexual fluidity.” The Brockport Foundation Summer Research
Program ($1600.00 + housing). Faculty sponsor: Jennifer J. Ratcliff

Gravelin, C.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2009). “The impact of power on the perception of minorities.” Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award for Summer Research ($5,000.00).

Ratcliff, J.J. (2009). UUP Individual Development Grant to present research at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, The College at Brockport, SUNY ($211.00).

Ratcliff, J.J. (2005). “Visually salient minorities and the camera perspective
bias.” Competitive Research Award for Graduate Students, Psychology
Department, Ohio University ($300.00).

Ratcliff, J.J. (2004). “The consensus attitude primacy effect.” Competitive
Research Award for Graduate Students, Psychology Department, Ohio        University ($1,000.00).

Ratcliff, J.J. (2003). “The consequences of prejudice-related discrepancies for behavior perception.” Competitive Research Award for Graduate Students, Psychology Department, Ohio University ($182.00).

Theses; Indep Res; Honor’s; McNair supervised supervising

Hoock, A.* (May 2012). The role of social norm violations in perceptions of
pride displays.

Neff, K.* (May 2012). The impact of ostracism on stigma consciousness and rejection sensitivity.

Gentile, D.* (May 2011). The role of race in perceived sexual fluidity.

Krolikowski, A.* (February 2011). The black sheep effect: When do majority
members distance from their group members who express prejudice?

Gravelin, C.* (May 2010). The impact of power and relationship orientation on
perceptions of minorities.

Courses:

PSH 301, Research Methods
PSH 332, Social Psychology
PSH 410, Psychology and Law
PSH 494, Prejudice and Discrimination
PSH 631, Advanced Social Psychology

PSH 499 & ENG 350: Psychological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in    South African Literature and Culture
OAP 404, Western Europe: The International Study of Culture and Customs

PSH 432/532, Understanding Intergroup Relations in New Zealand
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