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Elizabeth Cralley Wetzler

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Psychology

Dr. Cralley earned both her BA in Psychology (1991) and her MA in Psychological Measurement and Statistics (1993) from Illinois State University. In 1999, she earned her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from Tulane University, focusing her research on stereotyping and intergroup relations. After relocating to Savannah, Georgia, she served on the faculty at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. There she was named as the 2000-2001 Opportunity Scholars Program Faculty Member of the Year. She also spent one year on the faculty at Georgia Southern University. She has been a temporary assistant professor and adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at American University since 2004. Currently, Dr. Cralley and her family live in Bogota, Colombia, while serving as United States Diplomats, and she teaches for AU via distance education.

Degrees

PhD, Social Psychology, Tulane University
MA, Psychological Measurement & Statistics, Illinois State University
BA, Psychology, Illinois State University

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Office
CAS - Psychology
Asbury - 130
Contact Info
(202) 885-2028

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For the Media
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Science

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  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology

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  • Society for Personality & Social Psychology

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

       
  • Cralley, E. L., & Wetzler, B. R.  (2008).  From cooperative intergroup contact to personal efforts: A social psychological perspective on promoting a more inclusive worldview.  In R. Osborne and P. Kriese (Eds.), Global Community: Global Security.  New York, NY: Rodopi.
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    Cralley, E. L., & Wetzler, B. R.  (2008).  Introduction to Section IV: Diverse strategies for expanding perspectives on global community.  In R. Osborne and P. Kriese (Eds.), Global Community: Global Security.  New York, NY: Rodopi.

       
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    Cralley, E. L., & Wetzler, B. R.  (2008).  Common themes amongst diverse strategies: Section IV conclusions.  In R. Osborne and P. Kriese (Eds.), Global Community: Global Security.  New York, NY: Rodopi.

       
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    Cralley, E. L., & Wetzler, B. R.  (2006).  Misunderstanding the risks of nuclear terrorism: The fact-fiction disconnect invites exploitation.  Forum on Public Policy, 2, 486-500.

       
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    Cralley, E. L., & Ruscher, J. B. (2005).  Lady, girl, female, or woman: Sexism and cognitive busyness predict use of gender-biased nouns. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 24, 300-314.

       
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    Ruscher, J. B., Cralley, E. L., & O'Farrell, K. J. (2005). How newly acquainted dyads develop shared stereotypic impressions through conversation.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 8, 259-270.

       

Professional Presentations

       
  • Haisfield & Cralley. 2008. Negative Online Social Networks undermine job candidates. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 
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    Cralley & Haisfield. 2007. Divulging personal information in an online social network. Eastern Psychological Association.

       
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    Cralley. 2007. Demonstrating psychology in action using reality television.  Teaching Preconference, SPSP.

       
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    Haisfield & Cralley. 2007. Dispositional prejudice effects on face-ism. Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

       
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    Cralley & Wetzler. 2006. Misunderstanding the risks of nuclear terrorism. Oxford Round Table on Global Security, Oxford, England.

       
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    Cralley. 2006. Teaching with Morrie: “Tuesdays with Morrie” Illustrates Applications of Social Psychology. APS.

       
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    Cralley. 2003. Multiple regression using SPSS. Contribution to a workshop on "Statistical Analyses," SEPA.

       

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

       
  • Four Apple “Green Teaching” Recognition for Social Psychology (2009)
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    General Education Faculty Assistance Program Funding (2008, 2009)

       

Professional Certifications

       
  • Web Tycho and Socrates/E-College online teaching platform expertise (certified)