Honors Program

Brandon Stewart Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Location

514 Science (A-wing)



Academic Degrees

  • University of Birmingham, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Education, 2011
  • The Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Social Psychology, December 2007
  • University of Massachusetts, Master’s in Public Health, May 1997
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S. in Biology, May 1995


Dr. Brandon Stewart, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Social Psychology who conducts research in social cognition, interpersonal and intergroup relationships, and attitudes and bias. He earned his PhD in Social Psychology from the Ohio State University.

His expertise revolves around experimental methods and measuring stereotyping and bias at both the explicit level and the implicit or unconscious level; he has created an implicit measure of bias that has been used extensively within the literature to measure implicit bias. He also has experience in manipulating goal focus and measuring the effects those goal manipulations in changing people’s implicit bias within difficult to control situations, and the effects of goals and ideologies on intergroup relationships and intergroup attitudes.

In the Honors Program, he teaches HON 215: Thinking in Honors.

Research Interests

Social Cognition, Intergroup relationships, Attitudes and Bias, Immigration

Recent Publications

Stewart, B. D., Gulzaib, F., & Morris, D. S. M. (2019). Bridging political divides: Perceived threat and uncertainty avoidance help explain the relationship between political ideology and immigrant attitudes within diverse intergroup contexts. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:1236., 1-16. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01236 [pdf available here]

Matosic, D., Ntoumanis, N., Boardley, I., Sedikides, C., Stewart, B.D., Chatzisarantis, N. (2017). Narcissism and Coach Interpersonal Style: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 27, 254-261. doi: 10.1111/sms.12635 [pdf available here]

Healy, L.C., Ntoumanis, N., Stewart, B.D., & Duda, J.L. (2015) Predicting subsequent task performance from goal motivation and goal failure. Front. Psychol. 6:926. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00926 [pdf available here]

Ntoumanis, N., Healy, L. C., Sedikides, C., Duda, J., Stewart, B.D., Smith, A., & Bond, J. (2014). When the going gets tough: The “why” of goal striving matters.  Journal of Personality, 82, 225-236. DOI: 10.1111/jopy.12047 [pdf available here]

Stewart, B. D., von Hippel, W., & Radvansky, G. A. (2009). Age, race, and implicit prejudice: Using process dissociation to separate the underlying components. Psychological Science, 20, 164-168. [pdf available here]