Irene V. Blair
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Colorado
Campus Box 345
Boulder, CO 80309-0345

office: Muenzinger D357c
phone: 303-492-4563
Fax: 303-492-2967

BA, 1990, Loma Linda University
PhD, 1995, Yale University
Curriculum Vitae (PDF file)

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My work has two interdependent foci: implicit social cognition and intergroup bias. My collaborators and I have used a variety of methods to show that stereotypes (beliefs about social groups) can be automatically activated and influence a variety of responses, such as the speed of completing a task, the accuracy of memory, or interpersonal judgments. We have also shown that despite their automaticity, such stereotypes are not impervious to changes in the immediate situation and one's goals and expectations. Most recently, my lab has turned its attention to the ways in which implicit intergroup bias may contribute to ethnic/racial disparities in healthcare delivery and outcomes.

Selected Publications

Blair, I.V., & Banaji, M.R. (1996).  Automatic and controlled processes in stereotype priming. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 1142 – 1163.

Blair, I.V. (2002).  The malleability of automatic stereotypes and prejudice.  Personality and Social Psychology Review, 6, 242-261.

Blair, I.V., Judd, C.M., & Chapleau, K.M. (2004).  The influence of Afrocentric facial features in criminal sentencing. Psychological Science, 15, 674 – 679.

Blair, I.V., Judd, C.M., & Fallman, J.L. (2004).  The automaticity of race and Afrocentric facial features in social judgments.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 6 763 - 778.

Judd, C.M., Blair, I.V., & Chapleau, K.M. (2004).  Automatic stereotypes versus automatic prejudice: Sorting out the possibilities in the Payne (2001) weapon paradigm.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 75 - 81.

Ko, S.J., Judd, C.M., & Blair, I.V. (2006).  What the Voice Reveals: Within- and Between-Category Stereotyping on the Basis of Voice.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 806 - 819.

Anderson, S.M., Moskowitz, G.B., Blair, I.V., & Nosek, B.A. (2007).  Automatic thought.  In E. T. Higgins and A. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic processes (2nd  edition, pp. 138-175). New York: Guilford Press.



My teaching is at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and it includes individualized instruction in the laboratory as well as traditional classroom teaching.

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