I am a native of Memphis. Technically, I grew up in Southaven, Missouri, but most folks say, "Where's that?" So, I've learned to take the easy route and claim to be from Memphis. I received my Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, my M.S. in General Psychology from the University of Memphis, and my B.A. in Psychology from Christian Brothers University. My research interests include prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination, attitude change, and resistance to persuasion.
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
- Cameron, K. A., Jacks, J. Z., & O'Brien, M. E. (2002). An experimental examination of strategies for resisting persuasion. Current Research in Social Psychology, 7, 205-224.
- Silvia, P. J., & O'Brien, M. E. (in press). Self-awareness and constructive functioning: Revisiting "the human dilemma." Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
- Jacks, J. Z., & O'Brien, M. E. (in press). Decreasing resistance by affirming the self. In E. Knowles & J. Linn (Eds.), Resistance and Persuasion. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Correlational Research Methods and Statistics
- Experimental Research Methods and Statistics
- Fundamentals of APA Writing and Ethics
- Social Psychology
Maureen E. O'Brien
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Christian Brothers University
650 E. Parkway South
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
- Phone: (901) 321-4303
- Fax: (901) 321-4340