Salisbury Laboratories, 317C
- Assistant Professor, Social Science & Policy Studies
- Affiliated with:
- Director of the Psychological Science Program
Jeanine Skorinko is an assistant professor of psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. She received her PhD in social psychology at the University of Virginia.
Her research program attempts to understand how factors in our social environment, especially those factors we are unaware of, influence decisions and interpersonal interactions. She has investigated how different types of external and internal influences (e.g., subtle contextual signs, stereotypes/stigmas, perceptions of others, the ability to perspective take, cultural orientation) affect perceptions, decisions, and self-views, especially in the legal and organizational domains.
Professor Skorinko also enjoys teaching and mentoring students. At WPI, Professor Skorinko teaches PSY1400: Introduction to Psychological Science, PSY1402: Social Psychology, SS2400: Methods, Modeling, and Analysis, and PSY2407: Psychology of Gender. She also happily accepts students to work and volunteer in her SPI (Social Psychology Inquiry) Lab and encourages students to contact her if interested.
- Stigmas and stereotypes
- Perspective taking
- Cultural orientation
- Social tuning
- B.A. Rice University
- M.A. University of Virginia
- Ph. D University of Virginia
- Skorinko, J. L., Sinclair, S., & +Conklin, L. (2012). Perspective taking shapes the impact of significant-other representations. Self & Identity, 11, 170-184.
- Bradley-Geist, J., King, E. B., Skorinko, J. L., Hebl, M. R., & +McKenna, C. (2010). Moral credentialing by association: Do friendships with stigmatized individuals provide license to discriminate? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1564-1575.
- Sinclair, S., Huntsinger, J. H., Skorinko, J. L., & Hardin, C. (2005). Social tuning of the self: consequences for the selfevaluations of stereotype targets. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 160-175.
- Skorinko, J. L., Doyle, J. K., & Tryggvason, G. (In Press). Do goals matter in engineering education? An exploration of how goals influence outcomes for FIRST robotics participants. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER).
- Hebl, M., Martinez, L. R., Barron, L. G., King, E. B., & Skorinko, J. (in press). How diversity ideologies influence LGBT employees: To be or not to be, and to see or not to see. In K. M. Thomas, Plaut, V, & Tran, M. (Eds.) Diversity ideologies in organizations. NY, NY: Taylor & Francis.