Rachel Rubinstein

Name

Contact Info

Hours:
Mon - Wed 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Thurs: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Education:

Ph.D. in Psychology, Rutgers University--New Brunswick

M.S. in Psychology, Rutgers University--New Brunswick

B.A. in Psychology, Rutgers University--New Brunswick

 

Area of Expertise:

Implicit social cognition

Impression formation

Individuation

 

Biography

Dr. Rubinstein obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2018, with a specialization in Social Psychology. Before starting as an Assistant Professor at Towson University in 2020, she taught at Rutgers as a part-time lecturer.

 

Research Interests

Much of Dr. Rubinstein's research investigates how people perceive social groups (e.g., different racial and gender groups) and their individual members. Specifically, under what circumstances do stereotypes and prejudices influence perceivers' evaluations, and under what circumstances do stereotypes and prejudices shift in response to individuating information (information about individual group members that may distinguish them from the larger social category)? Her research mostly addresses these questions in the domain of implicit (i.e., indirect) social evaluations.

 

Selected Publications

Rubinstein, R. S., & Jussim, L. (2019). The effects of statement versus stimulus pairing target information on implicit person perception. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 3, 231-249.

Rubinstein, R. S., Jussim, L., Stevens, S. T. (2018). Reliance on individuating information and stereotypes in implicit and explicit person perception. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 75, 54-70.

Rubinstein, R. S., Jussim, L., Loh, B. T., & Buraus, M. (in press). A theory of reliance on individuating information and stereotypes in implicit judgments of individuals and social groups. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology.

Rubinstein, R. S., Jussim, L., Bock, J. E., & Loh, B. T. (2021). Unobservable stereotypes are more malleable than observable stereotypes in implicit person perception. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 5(4), 318-337. 

Lai, C. K., Skinner, A. L., Cooley, E., Murrar, S., Brauer, M., Devos, T., Calanchini, J., Xiao, Y. J., Pedram, C., Marshburn, C. K., Simon, S., Blanchar, J. C., Joy-Gaba, J. A., Conway, J., Redford, L., Klein, R. A., Roussos, G., Schellhaas, F. M. H., Burns, M., Hu, X., McLean, M. C., Axt, J. R., Asgari, S., Schmidt, K., Rubinstein, R., Marini, M., Rubichi, S., Shin, J. L., & Nosek, B. A. (2016). Reducing implicit racial preferences: II. Intervention effectiveness across time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 1001-1016.