Michelle "Mikki" Hebl graduated from Smith College in 1991 and Dartmouth College in 1997. Her research focuses on workplace discrimination and the barriers stigmatized individuals face in social interactions, the hiring process, business settings, and the medical community. In addition to identifying the ways in which discrimination tends to be subtly manifested, she also examines both individual and organizational-level strategies of remediation.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Gender Psychology
- Group Processes
- Interpersonal Processes
- Nonverbal Behavior
- Organizational Behavior
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
- Heatherton, T., Kleck, R. E., Hebl, M. R., & Hull, J. (Eds.). (2000). The social psychology of stigma. New York: Guilford Publishers.
- Avery, D. R., Richeson, J., Hebl, M., & Ambady, N. (2009). It does not have to be uncomfortable: The role of behavioral scripts in Black-White interracial interactions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1382-1393.
- Griffith, K. H., & Hebl, M. R. (2002). The disclosure dilemma for gay men and lesbians: "Coming out" at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 1191-1199.
- Hebl, M., & Dovidio, J. F. (2005). Promoting the “social” in the examination of social stigmas. Personality and Social Psychological Review, 9, 156-182.
- Hebl, M., & Heatherton, T. F. (1997). The stigma of obesity in women: The difference is Black and White. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 417-426
- Hebl, M., King, E., & Lin, J. (2004). The swimsuit becomes us all: Ethnicity, gender, and vulnerability to self-objectification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1322-1331.
- Hebl, M., & Mannix, L. (2003). The weight of obesity in evaluating others: A mere proximity effect. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 28-38.
- Hebl, M. R., Foster, J. M., Mannix, L. M., & Dovidio, J. F. (2002). Formal and interpersonal discrimination: A field study of bias toward homosexual applicants. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 815-825.
- Hebl, M. R., King, E. B., Glick, P., Singletary, S., & Kazama, S. (2007). Hostile and benevolent reactions toward pregnant women: Complementary interpersonal punishments and rewards that maintain traditional roles. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 1499-1511.
- Hebl, M. R., & Turchin, J. M. (2005). The stigma of obesity: What about men? Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27, 267-275.
- King, E., Shapiro, J. L., Hebl, M., Singletary, S., & Turner, S. (2006). The stigma of obesity in customer service: A mechanism for remediation and bottom-line consequences of interpersonal discrimination. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 579-593.
- Madera, J., Hebl, M., & Martin, R. (2009). Gender and letters of recommendation for academics: Agentic and communal differences. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1591-1599.
- McKay, P. F., Avery, D. R., Tonidandel, S., Morris, M. A., Hernandez, M., & Hebl, M. (2007). Racial differences in employee retention: Are diversity climate perceptions the key? Personnel Psychology, 60, 35-62.
- Singletary, S. L., & Hebl, M. (in press). Compensatory strategies for reducing interpersonal discrimination: The effectiveness of acknowledgments, increased positivity, and individuating information. Journal of Applied Psychology.
- Zitek, E. M., & Hebl, M. R. (2007). The role of social norm clarity in the influenced expression of prejudice over time. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 867-876.
- Diversity and Discrimination
- Foundations of I/O Psychology
- Introduction to Social Psychology
- Psychology of Gender
- Research Methods
Department of Psychology
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