Abigail Mitchell, Ph.D.

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Abigail Mitchell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office location

Acklie 226J


Ph.D. Social Psychology, Certificate in Gender Studies, Northwestern University, 2007

M.A. Social Psychology, Northwestern University, 2004

B.A. Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, Kenyon College, 2001

Courses taught

Introduction to Psychological Science (PSYCH 1010)

Professional Seminar (PSYCH 2010)

Psychological Statistics (PSYCH 2100)

Psychology of Gender (GEND/PSYCH 2650)

Transgender Identities (GEND/PSYCH 3300)

Social Psychology (PSYCH 3400)

Introduction to Senior Research (PSYCH 4980)

Senior Researcn (PSYCH 4990)

Research and academic interests


Effective teaching practices
Role of eye gaze in romantic attraction
Effects of gender and other characteristics on students' perceptions of professors


Alogna, V. K., Attaya, M. K., Aucoin, P., Bahnik, S., Birch, S., Birt, A. R., ...Zwaan, R. A. (2014). Registered replication report: Schooler & Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 556–578.

Mitchell, A. A., Ferraro, F. M., & Petro, M. S. (2015, May). Implementing interteaching in the classroom. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mitchell, A. A., & Eagly, A. H. (2014, May). The influence of perceived goal achievement of the women’s rights movement on feminist identification. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mitchell, A. A., & Wirth, J. H. (2012, January). He IS into you: The role of eye gaze in conveying romantic interest. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Petro, M. S., & Mitchell, A. A. (2012, January). Does free-writing or think-pair-share activities better enhance understanding and retention of psychological concepts. Poster presented at meeting of National Institution on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Koenig, A. M., Eagly, A. H., Mitchell, A. A., & Ristikari, T. (2011). Are leader stereotypes masculine? A meta-analysis of three research paradigms. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 616-642.

Koenig, A. M., Eagly, A. H., & Mitchell, A. A. (2010, August). Are Leader Stereotypes Masculine? A Meta-analysis of Three Research Paradigms. Presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards


Association for Psychological Science
Midwestern Psychological Association
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Teaching of Psychology