Lisa Harrison

  • Contact Information

  • Title: Professor of Psychology
  • Office Location: 361B Amador Hall
  • Office Hours: Thur 10:30 - 1:30
  • E-mail: lharriso@csus.edu
  • Office Phone: 916-278-6815
  • Mailing Address: Psychology Department 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6019

Research Interests

My broad area of interest centers on how cultural, cognitive, and motivational processes influence interpersonal relations and prejudice. Currently my research is focusing specifically on implicit and explicit anti-fat bias.

The Prejudice & Intergroup Relations Lab

My lab primarily focuses upon experimental research examining how cognitive and motivational processes influence prejudice and stereotyping. Click here if you are interested in learning more about the work being conducted in my research lab or if you're interested in joining the lab as a student researcher.

Publications

Harrison, L. A., & Secarea, A. M. (2010). College students’ attitudes toward the sexualization of professional women athletes. Journal of Sport Behavior, 33, 403- 426.

Harrison, L. A., Howerton, D., Secarea, A. M., & Nguyen, C. Q. (2008). Effects of ingroup bias and gender role violations on acquaintance rape attributions. Sex Roles, 59, 713 – 725.

Harrison, L. A., Stevens, C., Monty, A., N., & Coakley, C. A. (2006). The consequences of stereotype threat on White and non-White lower income students. Social Psychology of Education, 9, 341 – 357.

Willis Esqueda, C., & Harrison, L. A. (2005). The influence of gender role stereotypes, the woman’s race, and level of provocation and resistance on domestic violence culpability attributions. Sex Roles, 53, 831 – 834.

Harrison, L. A., & Lynch, A. B. (2005). Social role theory and the perceived gender-role orientation of athletes. Sex Roles, 52, 227 – 236.

Harrison, L. A., & Abrishami, G. (2004). Dating violence attributions: Do they differ for ingroup and outgroup members who have a history of dating violence? Sex Roles, 51, 542 – 550.

Harrison, L. A. (2001). The Effects of State Self-Esteem and Individual Prejudice Level on Explicit and Implicit Stereotyping. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences & Engineering, Vol 62(3-B), 1642.

Harrison, L.A. & Willis Esqueda, C. (2001). Race stereotypes and perceptions about Black males involved in interpersonal violence. Journal of African American Men, 5, 81 – 92.

Harrison, L. A. & Willis Esqueda, C. (2000). Effects of race and victim drinking on domestic violence attributions. Sex Roles, 42, 1043 – 1057.Harrison, L.A. & Willis Esqueda, C. (2001). Race stereotypes and perceptions about Black males involved in interpersonal violence. Journal of African American Men, 5, 81 – 92.

Harrison, L. A. & Willis Esqueda, C. (1998). Myths and stereotypes of actors involved in domestic violence: Implications for domestic violence culpability attributions. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 4, 129 - 138.

Note: Student authors are in bold.

Recent Presentations

Rodda, D. J., & Harrison, L. A. (2013, April). Effects of Implicit Anti-Fat Bias on Terror Management Processes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Ellis, K. A., & Harrison, L. A. (2013, April). Terror Management Processes and Behavioral Health Intentions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Mosley, A. J., & Harrison, L. A. (2013, April). Examining Whether Terror Management Processes Lead to Wiser Food Choices. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Macaluso, H. J., & Harrison, L. A. (2012, April). An Examination of Implicit Anti-Fat Bias Toward Ethnic Women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Redford, L. S., Beard, T. M, & Harrison, L. A. (2012, April). Clarifying the Nature of Implicit and Explicit Anti-fat Bias. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Grenier, L. A., Murphy, C. N., & Harrison, L. A. (2012, April). Examining the Relationship Between Self-Objectification and Implicit Anti-fat Bias. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Harrison, L. A. (2012, January). Clarifying the Nature of Implicit Anti-fat Bias Toward Black and White Women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Harrison, L. A., Redford, L. S., Mullen, S. M., & Gervin, S. A. (2011, April). The Effect of Stereotype Suppression on Subsequent Implicit Stereotyping. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Harrison, L. A. (2010, April). Seeking Cinderella and Prince Charming: Cross-Group Comparison of Gender Construction in Romance Novels. Poster presented at the Fourth Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Howerton, D. H., & Harrison, L. A. (2010, January). Heterosexist Attitudes and Perceptions of Same-Sex Sexual Harassment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Mason, N., & Harrison, L. A. (2009, May). Gendered Representations of Basketball Players Within Print Media. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago Illinois.

Benson, M., Williamson, L., & Harrison, L. A. (2009, May). Gender Stereotyping of Gymnasts and Boxers Who Are Also Fathers and Mothers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.

McGee, J. B., Sanborne, U., & Harrison, L.A. (2009, May). Effects of Explicit and Implicit Mortality Salience on Stereotyping and Self-Esteem. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.

Note: Student authors are in bold.