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Michael J. Gill

Michael J. Gill

My research interests focus on the bases of prosocial responding; social explanations and their relation to social emotions (e.g,. compassion, vengefulness) and intergroup attitudes; and intergroup attitudes, stereotypes, and prejudice.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Person Perception
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

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Journal Articles:

  • Andreychik, M. R. & Gill, M. J. (2012). Do negative implicit associations indicate negative attitudes?: Social explanations moderate whether ostensible “negative” associations are prejudice-based or empathy-based. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1082-1093.
  • Andreychik, M. R., & Gill, M. J. (2009). Ingroup identity moderates the impact of social explanations on intergroup attitudes: External explanations are not inherently prosocial. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1632-1645.
  • Gill, M. J. (2004). When information does not deter stereotyping: Prescriptive stereotyping can bias judgments under conditions that discourage descriptive stereotyping. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40(5), 619-632.
  • Gill, M. J. (2003). Biased against them more than him: Stereotype use in group-directed and individual-directed judgment. Social Cognition, 21(3), 321-348.
  • Gill, M. J., & Andreychik, M. R. (2009). Getting emotional about explanations: Social explanations and social explanatory styles as bases of prosocial emotions and intergroup attitudes. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3(6), 1038-1054.
  • Gill, M. J., & Andreychik, M. R. (2007). Explanation and intergroup emotion: Social explanations as a foundation of prejudice-related compunction. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations [Special Issue on Intergroup Emotion], 10, 87-106.
  • Gill, M. J., Andreychik, M. R., & Getty, P. D. (in press). More than a lack of control: External explanations can evoke compassion for outgroups by increasing perceptions of suffering (independent of perceived control). Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Gill, M. J., Packer, D. J., & Van Bavel, J. (in press). More to morality than mutualism: Consistent contributors exist and they can inspire costly generosity in others. [Commentary on Baumard et al., A Mutualistic Approach to Morality]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Other Publications:

  • Moskowitz, G.B. & Gill, M.J. (in press). Interpersonal perception: From snap judgments to the regulation of enduring relationships. In D. Reisberg (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Prosocial Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior
  • Social Cognition
  • Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Michael J. Gill
Department of Psychology
Lehigh University
17 Memorial Drive East
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
United States

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