Dr. Abigail Mitchell

Faculty/Staff profile

Assistant Professor
Phone: 
(402) 465-2431
Office: 
Smith-Curtis 340F
Education: 

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 101)
Psychological Statistics (PSYCH 110)
Psychology of Gender (PSYCH 125)
Social Psychology (PSYCH 140)
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PSYCH 150)
Introduction to Senior Research (PSYCH 292)
Professional Seminar (PSYCH 294)
Senior Research (PSYCH 299)

Research and academic interests: 

Teaching of psychology
Connections between dating behavior and relationship satisfaction
How relationships influence the self
Perceptions of people who are transgendered
Folk theories of actual sex differences
Gender stereotypes
Feminist identification and perceptions the women’s rights movement

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

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.

Koenig, A. M., Eagly, A. H., & Mitchell, A. A. (2009, February). A Meta-Analysis of the Gender-Typing of Stereotypes of Leaders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

AD HOC REVIEWER

Journal of Personality
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Sex Roles
Social Psychology

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