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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Julie Woodzicka

Professor of Psychology

Parmly 232
(540) 458-8834


Ph.D. - Boston College, 2000
M.A. - University of Dayton, Ohio, 1994
B.A. - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1991


I research issues of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Specifically, I am interested in how targets of prejudice (e.g., women, African-Americans) are affected by everyday instances of unfair treatment. Other areas of interest include the nonverbal communication of emotion and the measurement of white privilege.


PSYC 114: Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC 214: The Psychology of Humor
PSYC 250: Research Design and Analysis
PSYC 269: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
PSYC 369: Directed Research in Social Psychology

INTR 120: Introduction to Women's Studies and Feminist Theory

Selected Publications

Woodzicka, J. A., Ford, T. E., Caudill, A., Ohanmamooreni, A. (in press). A successful model of collaborative undergraduate research: A multi-faculty, multi-project, multi institution team approach. Teaching of Psychology.

Ford, T. E., Triplett, S. R., Woodzicka, J. A., Kochersberger, A. O., & Holden, C. (in press). Not all groups are equal: Differential vulnerability of social groups to the prejudice-releasing effects of disparagement humor. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

Woodzicka, J. A., & Ford, T. (2010). A framework for thinking about the (not-so-funny) effects of sexist humor. European Journal of Psychology: Special Issue on Humor Research in Personality and Social Psychology.

Good, J. J., Woodzicka, J. A., & Wingfield, L. C. (2010). The effects of gender stereotypic and counter-stereotypic textbook images on science performance. The Journal of Social Psychology, 150, 132-147.

Woodzicka, J. A. (2008). Sex differences in self-awareness of smiling during a mock job interview. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 109-121.

Woodzicka, J. A., & LaFrance, M. (2001). Real versus imagined gender harassment. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 15-30.