Department of Psychology
Rutgers University
53 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8040
Tillett Hall - Room 527 - Livingston Campus
Phone (732) 445-1463

Academic Experience and Degrees

Part-time Lecturer, Rutgers University, 1997-present. (Social Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Research Methods in Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Psychology of Sex and Gender)
Adjunct Instructor, Montclair State University, 1995-present. (Social Psychology, Personality, Child Psychology, General Psychology I and II)
MA, General Psychology, Montclair State University (1997)
PhD, Social Psychology, Rutgers - The State University of NJ (May 2001)

Research Interests

Gender-related attitudes (sexism, misogyny, heterosexism, homophobia, etc.) and their assessment via explicit and implicit measures.
Gender-related identity variables (masculinity and femininity, esp. in the ideal and undesired selves) and their relationship to intergroup attitudes (e.g., sexism, homophobia).
 Gender-related differences in self-presentation, especially with respect to self-esteem and self-efficacy.
Cognitive, emotional, and sociocultural factors involved in the general processes of stereotyping and prejudice.  Lay theories of implicit prejudice and compensatory strategies for responding without prejudice.

Research References


Kilianski, S. E. (2003).  Explaining heterosexual men's attitudes toward women and gay men: The theory of exclusively masculine identity. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 4, 37-56.

Kilianski, S. E., & Rudman, L. A. (1998).  Wanting it both ways: Do women approve of benevolent sexism.  Sex Roles, 39, 333-352..

Rudman, L. A., & Kilianski, S. (2000).  Implicit and explicit attitudes toward female authority.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 1315-1328.

Future Conference Presentations Scheduled:

March 2003.  Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD. Gender, ethnicity, and context as moderators of expressed self-esteem.

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication / Under Review:

Kilianski, S. E., & Hencken, A. (2002).  Gender differences in the public expression of self-esteem: Demise of the feminine modesty norm?.  Manuscript submitted for publication. .

Kilianski, S. E. (2002).  Behind the two faces of Adam: Psychological functions of benevolent sexism in ambivalently sexist men.  Manuscript submitted for publication.