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Bernadette Park

Bernadette Park

My research interests are primarily in the area of stereotyping and intergroup relations. Much of the work is focused on ingroup-outgroup differences in perceived variability (the outgroup homogeneity effect) and ethnocentrism effects. The work examines the development, representation, and use of variability information, as well as issues of stereotype accuracy. My second research area is person perception with an emphasis on factors that affect the magnitude of consensus between perceivers in their impressions of a target. Impression formation is characterized as a process of building "person models." Different perceivers form different person models even given identical information about a target.

Primary Interests:

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Correll, J., Park, B., Judd, C. M., & Wittenbrink, B. (2002). The police officer’s dilemma: Using ethnicity to disambiguate potentially threatening individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(6), 1314-1329.
  • Judd, C., & Park, B. (1993). The assessment of accuracy of social stereotypes. Psychological Review, 100, 109-128.
  • Overbeck, J. R., & Park, B. (2001). When power does not corrupt: Superior individuation processes among powerful perceivers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 549-565.
  • Park, B., DeKay, M. L., & Kraus, S. (1994). Aggregating social behavior into person models: Perceiver-induced consistency. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 437-459.
  • Park, B., Kraus, S., & Ryan, C. S. (1997). Longitudinal changes in consensus as a function of acquaintance and agreement in liking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 604-616.
  • Wittenbrink, B., Judd, C. M., & Park, B. (1997). Implicit racial stereotypes and prejudice and their relationships with questionnaire measures: We know what we think. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 262-274.
  • Wolsko, C., Park, B., Judd, C. M., & Wittenbrink, B. (2000). The influence of ideological and normative contexts on the interethnic perceptions of White American youth. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 635-654.

Bernadette Park
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado 80309
United States

  • Phone: (303) 492-1569
  • Fax: (303) 492-2967

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