Dr. Wendy Quinton
Director, Psychology Honors Program
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Office: 348 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0230
Summary of Teaching and Research Interests:
I regularly teach undergraduate courses in Introductory Psychology, Scientific Inquiry, Social Psychology, Systems and Theories of Psychology, Advanced Research Methods in Psychology, as well as the Honors Seminar in Psychology. The graduate courses that I teach include the Masters Seminar in Psychology and Psychological Theory Foundations.
My research interests are focused on theoretically driven investigations of social issues. In particular, I center on issues that are at the interface of a number of core psychological topics, including the psychology of the self, prejudice and discrimination, social identity and social groups, stress and coping, and personal and social predictors of mental and physical health. My current work within this broad scope is focused on two main topics: (1) the antecedents and consequences of attributions to discrimination, and (2) the role of psychosocial factors in chronic pain and its management.
- Leo, R. J., & Quinton, W. J. (2011). Psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches to pain. In M. Ebert & R. Kerns (Eds.), Behavioral and psychopharmacological therapeutics in pain management. Cambridge University Press.
- Leo, R. J., Quinton, W. J., & Ebert, M. (2011). Psychological/psychosocial evaluation of the chronic pain patient: Behavioral and psychopharmacological therapeutics in pain management. In N. Vadivelu, R. Hines, & R. Urman (Eds.), Essentials of pain management. Springer.
- Major, B., Quinton, W. J., & Schmader, T. (2003). Attributions to discrimination and self-esteem: Impact of group identification and situational ambiguity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 220-231.
- Major, B., Kaiser, C., McCoy, S. K., & Quinton, W. J. (2003). Prejudice and self-esteem: A transactional model. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology (pp. 77-104). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.
- Major, B., Quinton, W. J., & McCoy, S. K. (2002). Antecedents and consequences of attributions to discrimination: Theoretical and empirical advances. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 34, pp. 251-330). San Diego: Academic Press.
- Quinton, W. J., Major, B., & Richards, C. (2001). Adolescents and abortion: Are minors at greater risk? Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, (7)3, 491-514.
- Major, B., Quinton, W. J., McCoy, S. K., & Schmader, T. (1999). Reducing prejudice: The target's perspective. In S. Oskamp (Ed.), Reducing prejudice and discrimination (pp. 211-237). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
- Cowan, G., & Quinton, W. J. (1997). Cognitive style and attitudinal correlates of the Perceived Causes of Rape Scale (PCR). Psychology of Women Quarterly, 21(2), 227-245.
- Quinton, W. J., Cowan, G., & Watson, B. D. (1996). Personality and attitudinal predictors of support of Proposition 187--California's anti-illegal immigrant initiative. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26(24), 2204-2223.
- Hoffman, C. D., & Quinton, W. J. (1996). References on women and on men in the literature: An archival CD-ROM search. American Psychologist, 51(12), 1336-1338.