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Diane M. Quinn

Diane M. Quinn

My research focuses on the experiences of members of stigmatized groups. I have examined stereotype threat for women in math domains and for students with a mental illness history. In recent years, my work has focused on the aspects of identity that predict mental and physical health outcomes, particularly for people with concealable stigmatized identities. Understanding the overlap between individual and situational factors that impact outcomes for people with stigmatized identities is crucial for reducing negative life outcomes.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • 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.
  • Earnshaw, V. A., Quinn, D. M., Kalichman, S. C., & Park, C. L. (2013). Development and psychometric evaluation of the chronic illness anticipated stigma scale. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 36, 3: 270-282. doi: 10.1007/s10865-012-9422-4
  • Overstreet, N. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2013). The intimate partner violence stigmatization model and barriers to help seeking. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35(1), 109-122.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quinn, D. M., & Earnshaw, V. A. (2011). Understanding concealable stigmatized identities: The role of identity in psychological, physical, and behavioral outcomes. Social Issues and Policy Review, 5, 160-190.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quinn, D. M., Williams, M. K., Quintana, F., Gaskins, J. L., Overstreet, N.M., Pishori, A., Earnshaw, V.A., Perez, G., & Chaudoir, S. R. (2014). Examining effects of anticipated stigma, centrality, salience, internalization, and outness on psychological distress for people with concealable stigmatized identities. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096977
  • 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.
  • 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.

Other Publications:

  • Quinn, D. M. (2006). Concealable versus conspicuous stigmatized identities. In S. Levin and C. van Laar (Eds.), Stigma and Group Inequality: Social Psychological Approaches (pp. 83-103). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Self
  • Stigma

Diane M. Quinn
Department of Psychology, U-1020
University of Connecticut
406 Babbidge Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1020
United States

  • Phone: (860) 486-4936
  • Fax: (860) 486-2760

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