Department of Psychology

Brandon D. Stewart Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Honors

Office Location

514 Science (A-wing)

Faculty Office Hours Summer 2022

by appointment



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


Social Cognition and Social Psychologist 


 Teaching Fall 2022

PSY 338 Theories of Personality (In-person)


Dr. Brandon D. 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 Ph.D. in Social Psychology from 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 of 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.

Research Interests

Social Cognition, Intergroup relationships, Attitudes and Bias, Immigration

Recent Publications

Stewart, B.D., & Morris, D.S.M. (2021). Moving morality beyond the in-group: Liberals and conservatives show differences on group-framed moral foundations and these differences mediate the relationships to perceived bias and threat. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:579908.
doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.579908 [pdf available here]

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]