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Maureen E. O'Brien

Maureen E. O'Brien

  • SPN Mentor

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.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • 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
United States

  • Phone: (901) 321-4303
  • Fax: (901) 321-4340

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