Bradley M. Weisz

Degrees: M.A., 2013, Social Psychology, San Diego State University
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2011, Psychology, San Diego State University
Advisor:
 Diane M. Quinn
Lab Webpage:
Stigma and Identity Management Lab
Research Interests:
  • Stigma
  • Stereotype Threat
  • Belonging Uncertainty
  • Social-Psychological Interventions
  • Concealable Stigmatized Identities
Research Synopsis: Broadly speaking, Bradley is interested in how stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination contribute to disparities between advantaged and disadvantaged groups in academic achievement and health, and how social-psychological interventions — particularly those that remove or protect against psychological threat — can aid in the reduction of these disparities.
Recent News: Forthcoming
Publications and Book Chapters:

Weisz, B. M., Quinn, D. M., & Williams, M. K. (2015). Out and healthy: Being more “out” about a concealable stigmatized identity may boost the health benefits of social support. Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/1359105315589392

Quinn, D. M., Williams, M. K., & Weisz, B. M. (2015). From discrimination to internalized mental illness stigma: The mediating roles of anticipated discrimination and anticipated stigma. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38, 103–108.

Stroessner, S. J., Scholer, A. A., Marx, D. M. & Weisz, B. M. (2015). When threat matters: Self- regulation, threat salience, and stereotyping. Journal Experimental Social Psychology, 59, 77–89.

Wetherell, G., Weisz, B. M., Stolier, R. M., Beavers, A. J. & Sadler M. S. (2013). Policy preference in response to terrorism: The role of emotions, attributions, and appraisals. In S. J. Sinclair & D. Antonius (Eds.), The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears. New York: Oxford University Press.

Woods, S. P., Weber, E., Weisz, B. M., Twamley, E. W., Grant, I., & The HNRC Group. (2011). Prospective memory deficits are associated with unemployment in persons living with HIV infection. Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 77–84.

Talks and Poster Presentations:

Weisz, B. M., Quinn, D. M., & Williams, M. K. (2014, June). Why being out about concealable stigmatized identities may benefit health. Talk given at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Portland, OR.

Weisz, B. M. & Quinn, D. M. (2015, May). The role of identity threat and belonging uncertainty in first- generation college students’ academic disadvantage. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York.

Howard, C., Marx D. M., & Weisz, B. M. (2014, June). How ingroup and outgroup upward comparisons protect women’s math performance. Poster presented at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Portland, OR.

Weisz, B. M. & Marx, D. M. (2014, February). Signaling exclusion from the American identity? How controversial policies impact implicit and explicit national identification. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.

Manning, M. L., Brookfield, J. S., Weisz, B. M., Marx, D. M. & Ko, S. J. (2014, February). What your friendships say about you: Having interracial friendship networks may boost positive social perceptions. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.

Weisz, B. M., Shaffer, E. S., & Marx, D. M. (2013, January). Effective outgroup role models: Both male and female role models can buffer women from stereotype threat. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Weisz, B. M., Marx, D. M., Scholer, A. A., & Stroessner, S. J. (2012, April). Deport first, ask questions later: Shifting self-regulatory tactics when illegal immigration threatens safety. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Weisz, B. M. & Marx, D. M. (2012, January). Borderline racist: How politicized framings of SB 1070 impact racial minorities’ socio-political motivation. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Weisz, B. M., Price, C., & Bryson, J. (2010, April). Evaluative and descriptive components of stereotypes held by minorities. Poster presented at the 90th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

Weisz, B. M., Schmidt, A., Saguy, T., Tausch, N., & Bryson, J. (2010, April). The irony of harmony revisited: Intergroup contact, inequality, and action. Poster presented at the 90th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.