Amanda Johnston

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Houston-Clear Lake.



Amanda Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She received her doctoral degree in Social Psychology from Miami University in 2011 and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2005. Her research interests include gender stereotypes, the acceptance/rejection of social change, and the influence of perceived motivations on attitudes toward social groups. She approaches most of her work from a social role theory framework and her dissertation examined how the beliefs we have for why men and women possess gendered-traits contributes to the overall stability and legitimacy of the existing social structure. She is beginning research on the impact of the perceived motivations of political candidates on voting intentions. Her teaching interests include Psychology of Women, graduate and undergraduate Social Psychology, and Psychological Thinking; she is also an affiliate of the Women’s Studies Program at UHCL.

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Thank you, sponsors!

We are so pleased to announce the following sponsors for our October conference!

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ISPP Small Grant Award

We are pleased that the International Society for Political Psychology has awarded "Mentoring Conferences for New Research on Gender in Political Psychology" one of their Small Grants to further the goals of ISPP.

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Monica Schneider and Angie Bos

Monica is an Asst. Professor at Miami University (Ohio) and Angie is an Asst. Professor at the College of Wooster. They have been friends and collaborators since they first met at the University of Minnesota where they both completed the interdisciplinary Ph.D. minor in political psychology and focused their dissertation research on gender and political psychology.

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