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Psychology

Taylor Tuscherer

Lecturer in Psychology

Specialization

Social Psychology                                                                                 Intergroup Relations                                                                                         Social Cognition                                                                                             Prejudice and Minority Experience                                                                 Social Exclusion

Education

PhD Social Psychology, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
MA Psychology, Miami University 
BA Psychology, Lake Forest College

Courses Taught

Psychology 221: Developmental Psychology                                             Social Psychology                                                                                             Design and Analysis II

Articles

Tuscherer, T., Sacco, D. F., Wirth, J. H., Claypool, H. M., Hugenberg, K., & Wesselmann, E. D. (in press). Responses to exclusion are moderated by its perceived fairness. European Journal of Social Psychology.

LaCosse, J., Tuscherer, T., Kunstman, J. W., Plant, E. A., Trawalter, S., & Major, B. (in press). Suspicion of White people’s motives relates to relative accuracy in detecting external motivation to respond without prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2015.06.003

Tuscherer, T., & Kunstman, J. W. (2015). What lies beneath? Minority-group members’ suspicion of Whites’ egalitarian motivation predicts recognition of Whites’ smiles. Manuscript under review.

Tuscherer, T., & Hugenberg, K. (2015). You give love a bad name: Religious fundamentalism, social dominance, and perceived incompatibility of nontraditional couples. Manuscript in preparation.

Tuscherer, T., & Hugenberg, K. (2014). What’s love got to do with it? Sexual prejudice predicts unitization of men in same-sex romantic relationships. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 52, 9-14. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2013.12.002

Bernstein, M. J., Claypool, H. M., Young, S. G., Tuscherer, T., Sacco, D. F., & Brown, C. M. (2013). Never let them see you cry: Self-presentation as a moderator of the relationship between exclusion and implicit and explicit self-esteem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin39, 1293-1305. doi:10.1177/0146167213495281

Whidden, R. A., & Tuscherer, T. (2009). ‘Good parents vaccinate’: An analysis of Merck’s Gardasil campaign. In J. Scotts (Ed.), Concerning argument (pp. 761-767). Washington, DC: National Communication Association. 

Awards

Miami University Psychology Department Capretta Award (2015)

Miami University Psychology Department Letter of Commendation (2011)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2011-2015)

Lake Forest College Sterling Price Williams Prize in Psychology (2010)

Recent Talks and Posters

Tuscherer, T., & Kunstman, J. W. (2015, May). Suspicion of Whites’ motives and minorities’ perception of Whites’ smiles. Paper presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Tuscherer, T., Bernstein, M. J., Claypool, H. M., Young, S. G., Sacco, D. F., & Brown, C. M. (2014, May). Self-presentation moderates the relationship between exclusion and self-esteem. Paper presented at the 86th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Tuscherer, T., Sacco, D. F., & Claypool, H. M. (2013, May). Effects of exclusion are moderated by its perceived legitimacy. Paper presented at the 85th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Tuscherer, T. (2010, April). The development and validation of a social support scale. Paper presented at the 13th annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

Tuscherer, T., & Whidden, R. A. (2008, April). Good parents stop genital warts: An analysis of the HPV vaccine controversy. Paper presented at the 11th annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Posters (*denotes undergraduate mentee)

*Williams, M., Tuscherer, T., Kunstman, J. W., LaCosse, J., Plant, E. A., Trawalter, S., & Major, B. (2015, May). Suspicion of Whites’ and detecting motivation to respond without prejudice. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Tuscherer, T., & Kunstman, J. W. (2015, February). What lies beneath: Minority-group members’ suspicion of Whites’ egalitarian motivation predicts speed and accuracy in identifying Whites’ fake smiles. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

*Goddard, K., Tuscherer, T., & Kunstman, J. W. (2014, April). Hypodescent among Black perceivers. Poster presented at the 12th annual Stephen Hinkle Memorial Poster Session, Miami University, Oxofrd, OH.

*Bashore, D. L., Hall, C. E., & Tuscherer, T. (2014, April). Behavioral mimicry and face processing. Poster presented at the 20th annual Undergraduate Research Forum, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Tuscherer, T., & Hugenberg, K. (2014, February). What’s love got to do with it? Perceivers high in sexual prejudice fail to unitize members of same-sex couples into a single mental representation. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Tuscherer, T., & Claypool, H. M. (2013, January). A potential friend when you need it most: Social exclusion stimulates the perception of self-other similarity. Poster presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Tuscherer, T., & Hugenberg, K. (2012, November). Prejudice against nontraditional romantic couples: Socioeconomic versus religious conventions. Poster presented at the 4th annual Graduate Research Forum, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Tuscherer, T., Sacco, D. F., Claypool, H. M., & Hugenberg, K. (2012, May). Effect of inclusion and exclusion on common values. Poster presented at the 84th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Tuscherer, T., & Claypool, H. M. (2012, April). When times are tough: Advice on how to make friends varies based on whether one is first reminded of inclusion or exclusion. Poster presented at the 10th annual Stephen Hinkle Memorial Poster Session, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Tuscherer, T., & Claypool, H. M. (2012, January). It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both: Machiavellian responses following rejection versus ostracism. Poster presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.