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Steven J. Stroessner University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA

Steven J. Stroessner is a Professor of Communication at the University of California, Los Angeles. Before this position, he was a Professor of Psychology and an award-winning instructor at Barnard College, Columbia University. He also served as a Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research. His research examines cognitive and motivational aspects of stereotyping and prejudice, and he has published extensively on social categorization and the utilization of stereotypes in judgment. More recently, his research has examined social categorization processes in judgments of non-social entities ranging from shapes to robots. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and a Fellow and Executive Officer of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. He co-edited a recent book, Social Perception from Individuals to Groups, and is an Associate Editor of the journal, Social Cognition. He holds B.A.s in Psychology and Social Work from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.