Diane M. Quinn

Information: Ph.D., 1999, University of Michigan
Webpages: Quinn Stigma Lab | SPN | Google Scholar
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Research Interests:
Gender and Achievement
Stigma and Self
Psychological Well-Being and Health
Objectification of Women
Research Synopsis: Prof. Quinn focuses on the experiences of members of stigmatized groups, self-related cognitions, behavior, and affect. She has examined how identity related constructs determine psychological and health related outcomes for people with concealable stigmatized identities. She has focused on issues related to gender stereotypes, self-objectification, and the stigma of overweight.
Students in Research: See Quinn Stigma Lab
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Recent Publications: Publications since 2010, indexed on Google Scholar
Representative Publications:
  1. Blascovich, J., Spencer, S. J., Quinn, D. M., & Steele, C. M. (2001). African-Americans and high blood pressure: The role of stereotype threat. Psychological Science, 12(3), 225-229.
  2. Quinn, D. M., & Chaudoir, S. R. (2009). Living with a concealable stigmatized identity: The impact of anticipated stigma, centrality, salience, and cultural stigma on psychological distress and health. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 652-666.
  3. Quinn, D. M., & Crocker, J. (1999). When ideology hurts: Effects of belief in the Protestant ethic and feeling overweight on the psychological well-being of women. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77(2), 402-414.
  4. Quinn, D. M., Kahng, S. K., & Crocker, J. (2004). Discreditable: Stigma effects of revealing a mental illness history on test performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30(7), 803-815.
  5. Quinn, D. M., Kallen, R. W., & Cathey, C. (2006). Body on my mind: The lingering effect of state self-objectification. Sex Roles, 55, 869-874.
  6. Quinn, D. M., Kallen, R. W., Twenge, J. M., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2006). The disruptive effect of self-objectification on performance. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 50-64.
  7. Quinn, D. M., & Spencer, S. J. (2001). The interference of stereotype threat on women’s generation of mathematical problem solving strategies. Journal of Social Issues, 57(1), 55-71.
  8. Saguy, T., Quinn, D. M., Dovidio, J. F., & Pratto, F. (2010). Interacting like a body: Objectification can lead women to narrow their presence in social interactions. Psychological Science, 21, 178-182.
  9. Spencer, S. J., Steele, C. M., & Quinn, D. M. (1999). Stereotype threat and women’s math performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35(1), 4-28.