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Manuscripts Under Review

Purdie-Vaughns, V., Walton, G., & Romero-Canyas, R. (revise and resubmit). The structure of equality: Group versus case-by-case selection decisions and demographic diversity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Ditlmann, R., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Dovidio, J. F., & Naft, M. J. (revise and resubmit). Voicing the unspeakable: Implicit power motive predicts how African Americans communicate about past racial injustice with White Americans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Purdie-Vaughns, V., Eibach, R., & Camp, N. (under review). Intersectional Invisibility and the Experience of Ontological Exclusion: The Case of Black Gay Christians. In J. Sorrett (Ed), The Sexual Politics of the Black Church.

Cook, J. E., Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Meyer, I. (under review). Rethinking how stigma affects population health: Interventions that work. Social Science and Medicine, Special Issue on Stigma.

Purdie-Vaughns, V., Cook, J. E., Cohen, G. L., Sumner, R., Garcia, J., & Apfel, N. (under review). A wrinkle in time: Transformational nature of the 2008 presidential election on adolescents’ long-term motivation and achievement.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Cook, J. E., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., Taborsky-Barba, S., Tomassetti, S., & Davis, E. (in prep). A randomly-assigned values-intervention reduces body mass in response to stereotype threat.

Purdie-Vaughns, V., Reddy, K., Cook, J. E., Garcia, J., & Cohen, G. L. (in prep). Affirming the self versus a threatened group: Implications for long-term performance.

Romero-Canyas, R., Camp, N., & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (in prep). The differential costs of a divided self: Compartmentalization and negative health outcomes among those with concealable stigmas. To be submitted to Journal of Social Issues: Special issue on stigma and concealment.



Spicer, J*, Shimbo, D*, Johnston, N, Harlapur, M, Purdie-Vaughns, V, Cook, J, Fu, J, Burg, MM, Wager, TD (in press). Prevention of stress-provoked endothelial injury by values affirmation: a proof of principle study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Powers, J. E., Cook, J. E., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., Apfel, N. & Cohen, G. L. (in press). Changing environments by changing individuals: The hidden potential of psychological interventions. Psychological Science.

Yeager, D., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., Brzustoski, P., & Cohen, G. L. (in press). The emergence and long-term educational consequences of institutional trust during adolescence. Child Development.

Brady, S., Reeves, S. L., Garcia, J., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Cook, J. E., Taborsky-Barba, S., Tomasetti, S., Davis, E., & Cohen, G. L. (in press). The psychology of the affirmed actor: Spontaneous self-affirmation in the face of stress. Journal of Experimental Psychology-General.

Purdie-Vaughns, V., & Williams, D. R. (in press). Stand your ground is losing ground for racial minorities. Social Science & Medicine. Williams, D. R., & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (in press). Needed interventions to reduce disparities in health. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

Riddle, T., Bhagavatula, S., Guo, W., Muresan, S., Cohen, G. L., Cook, J. E., & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (2015). Mining a written values affirmation intervention to identify the unique linguistic features of stigmatized groups. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, 274-281. | download pdf

Mohr, R., & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (2015). Diversity within women of color: Why experiences change felt stigma. Sex Roles, 73(9), 391-398. | download pdf

Williams, D. R., & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (2015). Social and behavioral interventions to improve health and reduce disparities in health. (pp. 51-68). In R.M. Kaplan, M.L. Spittel & D.H. David (Eds.), Population Health: Behavioral and Social Science Insights, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research. | download pdf


Ditlmann, R. K., Wright, E., & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (2014). Organizational and individual colorblind approaches to past injustice. (pp. 93-118). In V. Plaut, K. Thomas & M. Tran (Eds.), Diversity Ideologies in Organizations. Lawrenze Erlbaum Associates. | download pdf

Cook, J. E. Purdie-Vaughns, V., Meyer, I., & Busch, J.T.A. (2014). Intervening within and across levels: A multilevel approach to stigma and public health. Social Science & Medicine. | download pdf

Chen, C.Y., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Phelan, J. C., Yu, G., & Yang, L.H. (2014).  Racial and Mental Illness Stereotypes and Discrimination: And Identity-Based Analysis of the Virginia Tech and Columbine Shootings. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. | download pdf

Yeager, D.S., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., Pebley, P., Master, A., Hessert, W.T., & Cohen, G.L. (2014).  Breaking the cycle of mistrust: Wise interventions to provide critical feedback across the racial divide. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. | download pdf


Yeager, D.S., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., Pebley, P., Master, A., Hessert, W.T., & Cohen, G.L., (in press). Lifting a barrier of mistrust: "Wise" feedback to racial minorities. Journal of Experimental Psychology-General. | download pdf

Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Eibach, R. (2013). The social psychology of symbolic firsts: How Barack Obama’s Presidency may affect student achievement and perceptions of racial progress in America. In F. Harris & R. Lieberman (Eds.), Racial equality in a post-racial world? (pp. 186-211). New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation. | download pdf

Sedlovskaya, A., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Eibach, R.P., LaFrance, M., Romero-Canyas, R., & Camp, N.P. (2013). Internalizing the closet: concealment heightens the cognitive distinction between public and private selves. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(4), 695-715. | download pdf

Sherman, D.K., Hartson, K.A., Binning, K.R., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., Taborsky-Barba, S., Tomassetti, S., Nussbaum, D.A., & Cohen, G.L. (2013). Deflecting the trajectory and changing the narrative: How self-affirmation affects academic performance and motivation under identity threat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(4), 591-618. | download pdf

Shnabel, N., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Cook, J.E., Garcia, J., & Cohen, G.L. (2013). Demystifying values-affirmation interventions: Writing about social belonging is a key to buffering against identity threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(5), 663-676. | download pdf

Yang, L.H., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Kotabe, H., Link, B.G., Saw, A., Wong, G., Phelan, J.C. (2013). Culture, threat, and mental illness stigma: Identifying culture-specific threat among Chinese-American groups. Social Science & Medicine, 88, 56-67. | download pdf


Cook, J.E., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., & Cohen, G.L. (2012). Chronic threat and contingent belonging: Protective benefits of values affirmation on identity development. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(3), 479-496. | download pdf

Cohen, G. L, Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Garcia, J. (2012). An identity threat perspective on intervention. In M. Inzlicht & T. Schmader (Eds.), Stereotype threat: Theory, process, and application. (pp. 280-296). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. | download pdf


Purdie-Vaughns, V., & Walton, G (2011). Is multiculturalism bad for Black Americans? In R. Mallett & L. Tropp (Ed.), Beyond prejudice reduction: Pathways to positive intergroup relations. (pp. 159-177). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. | download pdf

Purdie-Vaughns, V., Sumner, R., Cook, J. E., Cohen, G. L., & Garcia, J. (2011). Sasha and Malia: Re-envisioning Black youth. In G. S. Parks (Ed.), Obama and a post-racial America? (pp. 166-192). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. | download pdf

Yang, L.H., Wonpat-Borja, A.J., Opler, M., Compton, M.T., Kelly, M., Purdie-Vaughns, V., & Corcoran, C.M. (2011). Stigma in early stages of psychotic illness: Connections to cognitive neuroscience. In P. Fusar-Poli, S.J. Borgwardt, & P.K. McGuire (Eds.), Vulnerability to psychosis: From psychopathology to neurosciences. (pp.159-166). London, UK: Psychology Press. | pdf available soon

Eibach, R. & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (2011). How to keep on keeping on: Framing civil rights accomplishments to bolster support for egalitarian policies. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(1), 274-277. | download pdf

Ditlmann, R., Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Eibach, R.. (2011). Heritage and ideology-based national identities and their implications for immigrant citizen relations in the United States and in Germany. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35(4), 395-405. | download pdf


Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Ditlmann, R. (2010). Reflections on diversity science in social psychology. Psychological Inquiry, 21(2), 153-159. | download pdf

Mock, S.E., Sedlovskaya, A., Purdie-Vaughns, V. (2010). Gay and bisexual men’s disclosure of sexual orientation in the workplace. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 9(3), 1-10. | download pdf


Cohen, G. L., Garcia, J., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Apfel, N., & Brzustoski, P. (2009). Recursive processes in self-affirmation: Intervening to close the minority achievement gap. Science, 324, 400-403. | download pdf

Purdie-Vaughns, V., Cohen, G. L., Garcia, J., Sumner, R., Cook, J. C., & Apfel, N. H. (2009). Improving minority academic performance: How a values-affirmation intervention works. Teachers College Record, September 23, 2009. | download pdf

Eibach, R. & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (2009). Change we can believe in? Barack Obama’s framing strategies for bridging racial divisions. Du Bois Review, 6 (1), 137-152. | download pdf

Tran, M. & Purdie-Vaughns, V. (2009). Attentional asymmetry between Blacks and Whites for ingroup and outgroup faces. The Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology, 2, 46-54. | download pdf


Purdie-Vaughns, V., Steele, C.M., Davies, P., Ditlmann, R., Randall Crosby, J. (2008). Identity contingency threat: How diversity cues signal threat or safety for African-Americans in mainstream settings. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 94(4), 615-630. | download pdf

Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Eibach, R. (2008). Intersectional invisibility: The ideological sources and social consequences of non-prototypicality. Sex Roles. 59(5), 377-391. | download pdf


Brooks, R. & Purdie-Vaughns. (2007). The supermodular architecture of inclusion. Harvard Review of Law and Gender, 30, 379-387. | download pdf


Adams, G., Garcia, D., Purdie-Vaughns, V., & Steele, C. (2006). The detrimental effects of a suggestion of sexism in an instruction situation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42(5), 602-615. | download pdf

Eberhardt, J.L., Davies, P.G., Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Johnson, S.L. (2006). Looking deathworthy: Perceived stereotypicality of black defendants predicts capital sentencing outcomes, Psychological Science, 17(5), 383-388. download pdf

1999 – 2004

Eberhardt, J.L., Goff, P.A., Purdie, V.J., & Davies, P.G. (2004). Seeing black: Race, crime, and visual processing. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 87(6), 876–893. | download pdf

Mendoza-Denton, R., Downey, G., Purdie, V., & Davis, A. (2002). Sensitivity to status-based rejection: Implications for African-American students' college experience. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(4), 896-918. | download pdf

Purdie, V., & Downey, G. (2000). Rejection sensitivity and adolescent girls’ vulnerability to relationship-centered difficulties. Child Maltreatment: Journal of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 5(4), 338-349. download pdf

Downey, G., Purdie, V., & Schaffer-Neitz, R. (1999). Anger transmission from mother to child in mothers with a chronic pain condition and well mothers. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 61, 62-73. | download pdf

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