Dr. Oswald completed her doctoral work in Social Psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship in Quantitative Psychology. Dr. Oswald teaches statistics and the psychology of prejudice. She conducts research in the areas of interpersonal relationships and social stigma.
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2001
Dr. Oswald teaches undergraduate and graduate statistics, and the psychology of prejudice.
Dr. Oswald applies social psychology theories to understand a number of social issues. Her primary research interests focus on two areas: social stigmatization and interpersonal relationships. In the area of social stigmatization, Dr. Oswald’s research examines how people form stereotypes and express prejudice toward stigmatized groups. She also conducts research examining the impact of stereotypes on stigmatized individuals. Her research on interpersonal relationships examines behaviors that people engage in to maintain their relationships. She also studies how gender role stereotypes are related to interpersonal coercion in dating relationships. Dr. Oswald frequently works with graduate students who are interested in applying social psychology theories to a variety of social issues. Undergraduate students also frequently work as research assistants in Dr. Oswald’s lab. If you are interested in working as a research assistant please send Dr. Oswald an e-mail.
* indicates student co-authorOswald, D., & *Holmgreen, L. (in press). Female sexual aggression on college campuses: Prevalence, correlates, and perceptions. In B. Russell (Ed.). Perceptions of Female Offenders: Implications for Criminal Justice,. New York, Springer publishers. To be published December 2012. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-5871-5_5
Oswald, D. L. *Chapleau, K. M. (2010). Selective self-stereotyping and women’s self-esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 918-922.
*Chapleau, K., & Oswald D. L. (2010). Power-sex association: Two paths to sexual aggression. Journal of Sex Research, 47, 66-78.
McMullen, J. & Oswald, D. L. (2010). Why do we need a lawyer? An empirical study of divorce cases. University of Utah Journal of Law and Family Studies,12(1), 57-86.
Oswald, D. L. (2008). Gender stereotypes and women’s reports of liking and ability for traditionally masculine and feminine occupations. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 196-203.
*Chapleau, K. M., Oswald, D. L., & Russell, B. L. (2008). Male rape myths: The role of gender, violence, and sexism. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23, 600-615.
- reprinted in Hutchinson, B. (2010-2011). Annual Editions Gender 10/11. McGraw-Hill.
+Noe, K., +Stoffel, C., & Oswald, D. (2007). Aggressive behavior in conflict tactics and sexual experiences in relationships. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 12, 193-199.Oswald, D. L. (2007). “Don’t ask, don’t tell:” The influence of stigma concealing and perceived threat on reactions to a gay target. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 928-947.
Harvey, R., & Oswald, D. (2000). Collective shame and guilt as motivation for white support of black targeted programs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 1790-1811.Kreuter, M., Oswald, D., Bull, F., & Clark, E. (2000). Are tailored health education materials always better than non-tailored materials? Health Education Research, 15, 305-315.