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Associate Professor of Psychology

Year Joined RCNJ: 2008

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7740
  • Email:
  • Office: G-261
  • Office Hours: (for Spring 2017) Tu 3:45-4:45; W 10-11; Fr 3:45-4:45


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology and Women’s Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S., Psychology and Hispanic Studies, Vassar College

Convening Group:

  • Psychology
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Issues
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Topics: Social Justice

Teaching Interest:

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Psychology of Emotion
  • Research Methods
  • Interdisciplinary courses concerning Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies

Research Interest:

  • Emotion perception, gender, and the intersections of social identities. My research addresses the processes through which perception and experiences of emotion serve to maintain or disrupt systems of social inequality, particularly gender. I am also involved in bridging the disciplines of women’s studies and psychology, most recently in my work to integrate intersectionality theory into psychological research.

Recent Publications:

  • Warner, L.R. (2016). Invited reflection: Contested interpretations and methodological choices in quantitative research. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40, 342-346. doi:10.1177/0361684316655453
  • Warner, L.R., Settles, I.R., & Shields, S.A. (In press). Intersectionality theory in the psychology of women.  Invited chapter for The Handbook on the Psychology of Women.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  Chapter accepted for publication.
  • Warner, L.R. & Shields, S.A. (2013). The intersections of sexuality, gender, and race: Identity research at the crossroads. Sex Roles, 68, 803-810. doi: 10.1007/s11199-013-0281-4
  • Zawadzki, M.J., Warner, L.R., & Shields, S.A. (2013) . Sadness is believed to signal competence when displayed with Passionate Restraint. Social Psychology, 44, 219-230. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000106
  • Warner, L.R. (2008). A best practices guide to intersectional approaches in psychological research. Sex Roles, 59, 454-463
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