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137 Holmes Hall
Slifka Postdoctoral Fellow for Coexistence Research
Ohio University Ph.D., Experimental Social Psychology, August 2007
M.S., Experimental Social Psychology, 2004
Stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination
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.
JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS
Hutchings, R.*, Morgan, E.*, & Ratcliff, J.J. (in press). Beyond politics: The relationship between opposition to marriage equality, behavioral intentions, and reactions to LGBT hate crimes. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.
Krolikowski, A*, Rinella, M.*, & Ratcliff, J.J. (2015). The influence of subtle and blatant prejudice on group identity. Journal of Homosexuality. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2015.1083776
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.
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:
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).
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
Ratcliff, J.J., Lassiter, G.D., Markman, K.D., & Snyder, C.J. (2006).
Ratcliff, J.J., Lassiter, G.D., Schmidt, H.C., & Snyder, C.J. (2006).
Lassiter, G.D., & Ratcliff, J.J. (2004). Exposing coercive influences in the
Gentile, D.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2010, September 1). Research at pride picnic
Ratcliff, J.J., & Hoock, A.* (2010, September 1). Research examines
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.
Awards & Grants:
Theses; Indep Res; Honor’s; McNair supervised supervising
Bonafede, E.* (June 2015). The “coming out” experience as a source of
Hutchings, R.* (May 2015). The role of motivation to respond without prejudice in differential visual attention and pupillary responses in the Own-Race-Bias.
Hoock, A.* (May 2012). The role of social norm violations in perceptions of
Neff, K.* (May 2012). The impact of ostracism on stigma consciousness and
Gentile, D.* (May 2011). The role of race in perceived sexual fluidity.
Krolikowski, A.* (February 2011). The black sheep effect: When do majority
Gravelin, C.* (May 2010). The impact of power and relationship orientation on
PSH 301, Research Methods
PSH 499 & ENG 350: Psychological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in South African Literature and Culture