Assistant Professor of Psychology
Advisor, Psychology Club
Office: Beatty Hall, Room 214
- B.A. (Psychology with English double major, graduated with Honors), Wellesley College
- Sc.M. Brown University
- Ph.D. Brown University
My research focuses on the cognitive processes that take place at the intersection of self and other. In my first line of work, I study social perception and explore questions related to stereotypes and social projection. My second focus is on close relationships. This work includes the study of how romantic relationship partners foster self-authenticity, how social ostracism affects our perceptions of our relationships, and online dating.
My teaching interests include core psychology courses, such as introductory psychology, research methodology, and social psychology, as well as specialized courses in social psychology including courses in social cognition, close relationships, self psychology and the psychology of gender.
Krueger, J.I., Freestone, D., & DiDonato, T.E. (2012). Twilight of a dilemma: A réplique.
Psychological Inquiry, 23, 85-100. doi:10.1080/1047840X.2012.666930
Krueger, J. I., DiDonato, T. E., & Freestone, D. (2012). Social projection can solve social dilemmas.
Psychological Inquiry, 23, 1-27. doi:10.1080/1047840X.2012.641167
DiDonato, T.E., Krueger, J. I., & Ullrich, J. (2011). Social perception as induction and inference:
an integrative model of intergroup differentiation, ingroup favoritism, and differential accuracy.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(1), 66-83. doi:10.1037/a0021051
DiDonato, T. E. & Krueger, J.I. (2010). Interpersonal affirmation and self-authenticity: A test of
Rogers’s self-growth hypothesis. Self and Identity, 9(3), 322-336. doi: 10.1080/15298860903135008
Krueger, J. I. & DiDonato, T. E. (2010). Sources of social projection: Self-protection and inductive
reasoning. Acta Psychologica, 134, 85-93. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.12.010
DiDonato, T. E. (2008), The surprising effect of facial appearance on political decision-making.
Inquisitive Mind (In-mind) Magazine, 7.
Krueger, J. I., Massey, A. & DiDonato, T. E. (2008). A mater of trust: From social preferences
to the strategic adherence to social norms. Negotiation & Conflict Managment Research,
1, 1, 31.52.
Kruger, J. I. & DiDonato, T. E. (2008). Social categorization and the perception of groups and
group differences. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 2, 2, 733-750.
PY201.01: Social Psychology
PY292.01: Research Methods II
PY419.01: Advanced Topics in Research Psychology
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