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Eliot Smith

Eliot Smith

Professor Smith's research interests focus on (a) the role of intergroup emotions (emotions experienced with respect to one's collective self as a group member) in prejudice and intergroup relations; (b) new conceptualizations of cognition as situated and embodied and their implications for social cognition; (c) connectionist or neural network models in social psychology; and (d) social cognition in general, particularly the nature of mental representations of persons and groups and their effects on social judgments, including person perception and stereotyping.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Research Group or Laboratory:


Journal Articles:

  • Coats, S., Smith, E. R., Claypool, H., & Banner, M. (2000). Overlapping mental representations of self and in-group: Response time evidence and its relationship with explicit measures of group identification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 36, 302-315.
  • Mackie, D. M., Devos, T., & Smith, E. R. (2000). Intergroup emotions: Explaining offensive action tendencies in an intergroup context. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 602-616.
  • Mackie, D. M., & Smith, E. R. (1998). Intergroup relations: Insights from a theoretically integrative approach. Psychological Review, 105, 499-529.
  • Queller, S., & Smith, E. R. (2002). Subtyping versus bookkeeping in stereotype learning and change: Connectionist simulations and empirical findings. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 300-313.
  • Semin, G. R., & Smith, E. R. (2002). Interfaces of social psychology with situated and embodied cognition. Cognitive Systems Research, 3, 385-396.
  • Smith, E. R., & DeCoster, J. (2000). Dual process models in social and cognitive psychology: Conceptual integration and links to underlying memory systems. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 4, 108-131.
  • Smith, E. R., & DeCoster, J. (1998). Knowledge acquisition, accessibility, and use in person perception and stereotyping: Simulation with a recurrent connectionist network. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 21-35.

Other Publications:

  • Smith, E. R. (2000). Research design. In H. T. Reis & C. M. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in social psychology (pp. 17-39). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Smith, E. R. (1998). Mental representation and memory. In D. Gilbert, S. Fiske & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (4th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 391-445). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Smith, E. R., & Queller, S. (2001). Memory representations. In A. Tesser & N. Schwarz (Eds.), Blackwell handbook in social psychology, Vol. I: Intraindividual processes (pp. 111-133). Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Courses Taught:

  • Adaptive and Multiagent Models of Social Behavior
  • Connectionist Theories in Social Psychology

Eliot Smith
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University Bloomington
1101 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7007
United States

  • Phone: (812) 856-0196

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