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Angela PirlottAngela Pirlott

Degree: PhD, Arizona State University
Area: Social Psychology
Position: Assistant Professor
Office: HHH 276
Phone: (715) 836-5479

Courses Taught

  • Psyc 245: Social Psychology
  • Psyc 265: Statistical Methods in Psychology I
  • Psyc 271: Methods of Research in Psychology

Research Interests

  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Human Mating & Sexual Strategies
  • Sexual Health Decision Making

Interested in being a Research Apprentice or Student Academic Apprentice? Please email me!



MacKinnon, D. P. & Pirlott, A. G. (in press).  Statistical approaches for enhancing causal interpretation of the M to Y relation in mediation analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Review.

Benson, E.J., Kemp, T., Pirlott, A. G., Coughlin, C., Forss, Q. & Becherer, L. (in press).  Developing a non-sexist/non-gendered language policy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Feminist Teacher, 23(3).

Pirlott, A. G., & Neuberg, S. L. (2014).  Sexual prejudice:  Avoiding unwanted sexual interest?  Social Psychological & Personality Science, 5(1), 92-101. doi:  10.1177/1948550613486674

Pirlott, A. G., & Schmitt, D. P. (2014). Gendered sexual cultures. In A. B. Cohen (Ed.) Culture reexamined:  Broadening our understanding of social and evolutionary forces (pp. 191-216). Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Pirlott, A. G., Kisbu-Sakarya, Y., MacKinnon, D. P., DeFrancesco, C., Eash, M., & Elliot, D. (2012). Mechanisms of motivational interviewing in health promotion: A Bayesian mediation analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 69.

MacKinnon, D. P., Cheong, J., & Pirlott, A. G. (2012). Statistical mediation analysis. In H. Cooper (Ed.) APA handbook of research methods in psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Russo, N. F., Pirlott, A. G., & Cohen, A. B. (2011). The psychology of women and gender ininternational perspectives: Issues and challenges. In F. Leong, A. Marsella, M. Leach, & W. Pickren (Eds.) Internationalizing the psychology curriculum in the United States: Meeting the challenges of globalization. Springer Publications.

Russo, N. F., & Pirlott, A. (2006). Gender-based violence: Concepts, methods, and findings. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: Violence and Exploitation Against Women and Girls, 1087, 178-205.doi:10.1196/annals.1385.024


Conference Presentations



Pirlott, A. G., White, A. E., Basilio, C., & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2012, January). The influence of social ecology factors on sexual health decision making. Co-chaired symposium presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Pirlott, A. G., & Neuberg, S. L. (2011, October). Thinking straight about sexual prejudice: Avoiding unwanted sexual interest? Presentation at the Social Psychologists of Arizona Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Mackinnon, D. P., & Pirlott, A. G. (2010, January).The unbearable lightness of b: Approaches to improve causal interpretation of the M to Y relation. Symposium presentation at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Pirlott, A. G., & Cohen, A. B. (2010, June). Features of the dating ecology: Implications for sexual strategies. Presentationat the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.

Pirlott, A. G.(2005, May). Hip hop music and sexual attitudes. Presentation at the Midwest Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.