Steven Neuberg is Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. He integrates social-cognitive and evolutionary approaches in his research exploring the origins, nature, and nuances of prejudices and stereotypes, and the ways that fundamental motivations shape cognition and social behavior. He also founded the ASU Global Group Relations Project, a multidisciplinary and global study of factors, including religion, which shape intergroup conflict. Neuberg is a Fellow of multiple scientific societies and the recipient of several teaching awards, including ASU’s 2012 Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award. Neuberg received his A.B. from Cornell University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Ethics and Morality
- Evolution and Genetics
- Group Processes
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Person Perception
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Social Cognition
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- Cottrell, C. A., & Neuberg, S. L. (2005). Different emotional reactions to different groups: A sociofunctional threat-based approach to ‘prejudice.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 770-789.
- Filip-Crawford, G., & Neuberg, S. L. (2016). Homosexuality and pro-gay ideology as pathogens? Implications of a disease-spread lay model for understanding anti-gay behaviors. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 20, 332-364.
- Kenrick, D. T., Griskevicius, V., Neuberg, S. L., & Schaller, M. (2010). Renovating the pyramid of needs: Contemporary extensions built upon ancient foundations. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 291-314.
- Krems, J. A., Filip-Crawford, G., & Neuberg, S. L., & Kenrick, D. T. (2015). Is she angry? (Sexually desirable) Women ‘see’ anger on female faces. Psychological Science, 26, 1655-1663.
- Li, Y. J., Kenrick, D. T., Griskevicius, V., & Neuberg, S. L. (2012). Economic decision biases and fundamental motivations: How mating and self-protection alter loss aversion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 550-561.
- Neel, R., Kenrick, D. T., White, A. E., & Neuberg, S. L. (2016). Individual differences in fundamental social motives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 887-907.
- Neel, R., Neufeld, S.L., & Neuberg, S.L. (2013). Would an obese person whistle Vivaldi? Targets of prejudice self-present to minimize the appearance of specific threats. Psychological Science, 24, 678-687.
- Neuberg, S. L., Judice, T. N., & West, S. G. (1997). What the Need for Closure Scale measures and what it does not: Toward differentiating among related epistemic motives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1396-1412.
- Neuberg, S. L., Kenrick, D. T., & Schaller, M. (2011). Human threat management systems: Self-protection and disease avoidance. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 1042-1051.
- Neuberg, S. L., & Newsom, J. T. (1993). Personal Need for Structure: Individual differences in the desire for simple structure. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 113-131.
- Neuberg, S. L., Warner, C. M., Mistler, S. A., Berlin, A., Hill, E. D., Johnson, J. D., Filip-Crawford, G., Millsap, R. E., Thomas, G., Winkelman, M., Broome, B. J., Taylor, T. J., & Schober, J. (2014). Religion and intergroup conflict: Findings from the Global Group Relations Project. Psychological Science, 25, 198-206.
- Pirlott, A. G., & Neuberg, S. L. (2014). Sexual prejudice: Avoiding unwanted sexual interest? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 92-101.
- Shapiro, J. S., & Neuberg, S. L. (2007). From stereotype threat to stereotype threats: Implications of a multi-threat framework for causes, moderators, mediators, consequences, and interventions. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11(2), 107-130.
- Williams, K. E. G., Sng, O., & Neuberg, S. L. (2106). Ecology-driven stereotypes override race stereotypes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 310-315.
- Fiske, S. T., & Neuberg, S. L. (1990). A continuum of impression formation, from category-based to individuating processes: Influences of information and motivation on attention and interpretation. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 23, pp. 1-74). New York: Academic Press.
- Neuberg. S. L., & Cottrell, C. A. (2006). Evolutionary bases of prejudices. In M. Schaller, J. A. Simpson & D. T. Kenrick (Eds.), Evolution and social psychology (pp. 163-187). New York: Psychology Press.
- Neuberg, S. L., & Kenrick, A. C. (in press). Discriminating ecologies: A life history approach to stigma and health. To appear in B. Major, J. F. Dovidio, & B. G. Link (Eds.), Handbook of stigma, discrimination and health. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
- Neuberg, S. L., Kenrick, D. T., & Schaller, M. (2010). Evolutionary social psychology. In S. T. Fiske, D. Gilbert, and G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (pp. 761-796). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
- Neuberg, S. L., & Schaller, M. (2014). Evolutionary social cognition. In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), APA handbook of personality and social psychology (Vol. 1, Attitudes and social cognition, pp. 3 - 45, E. Borgida & J. A. Bargh [Assoc. Eds.]). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
- Schaller, M., & Neuberg, S. L. (2012). Danger, disease, and the nature of prejudice(s). In J. Olson & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 46, pp. 1 - 55). Burlington, VT: Academic Press.
- Advanced Social Psychology
- Current Topics in Social Psychology
- Honors Social Psychology
- Social Cognition
- Social Psychology
- Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Department of Psychology
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287-1104
- Phone: (480) 965-7845