- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Gender Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Intergroup Relations
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
Dr. Spencer-Rodgers received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Psychology and Child Development at California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo and an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). She has been an Assitant Research Professor at the Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Psychology at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), and a Statistician at the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Spencer-Rodgers' research interests lie in the areas of culture and the self, social stigma and its mental/physical health consequences, and traumatic stress. In her current research, she is examining variables (e.g., group affirmation, dialectical thinking) that moderate the relationship between perceptions of discrimination and mental and physical health outcomes (e.g., neuroendocrinological and cardiovascular responses). She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods, as well as health, cultural, and social psychology.
Dr. Spencer-Rodgers' professional honors include the Early Career Award from the International Academy of Intercultural Research (2011) and the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (2004).
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Phone: (805) 280-8092
Department of Psychology and Child Development
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0387