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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Kristin Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Office: N1008
(713) 221-8510
andersonk@uhd.edu

Dr. Anderson arrived at the University of Houston-Downtown in the fall of 2002. She teaches courses in prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination, the psychology of gender, psychology and the law, and research methods. Dr. Anderson completed her graduate work at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1998. She is one of the distinguished faculty at the Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston-Downtown.

​Ph.D. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A. in Psychology, San Diego State University
B.S. in Psychology, San Diego State University


  • PSY 2302 Social Psychology
  • PSY 3310 Psychology of Women
  • PSY 3320 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 4310 Psychology and the Law
  • PSY 4313 Psychology of Prejudice

​Dr. Anderson is a research psychologist who has studied and taught courses in research methods and the social psychology of gender and prejudice for nearly twenty years. Her first book, Benign Bigotry: The Psychology of Subtle Prejudice (Cambridge, 2010) is an examination of the psychological research on prejudice and bigotry. Her second book, Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era (Oxford, 2015), investigates gender discrimination and sexism. In addition, she has published several related empirical research studies utilizing a range of experimental and qualitative research methods.

Teaching Experience:

Dr. Anderson began teaching Research Methods in Psychology at San José State University in 1998. In 1996, she began teaching Psychology of Women at the University of California, Santa Cruz and taught the course at De Anza College (1997) and Antioch College (2000) as well. Dr. Anderson has taught Social Psychology since 1997 at San José State University and taught it at Antioch College (1999) as well. She developed the Psychology of Prejudice course at UH-Downtown in 2007.


​Dr. Anderson's scholarly work is in the area of subtle prejudice. Her work critically examines the U.S. criminal justice system, sexism and feminism, popular culture and pop psychology, and education.

PUBLICATIONS

Anderson, K. J. (2018). Modern misogyny and backlash. In C. B. Travis, J. W. White, A. Rutherford, W. S. Williams, S. L. Cook, & K. F. Wyche (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology series. APA handbook of the psychology of women: History, theory, and battlegrounds http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0000059-002

Robnett, R. D., & Anderson, K. J. (2017). Feminist identity among women and men from four ethnic groups. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23,

Robnett, R. D., Underwood, C. R., Nelson, P. A., & Anderson, K. J. (2016). “She might be afraid of commitment”: Perceptions of women who retain their surname after marriage. Sex Roles, 75, 500-513.

Anderson, K. J. (2015). Modern misogyny: Anti-feminism in a post-feminist era. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Robnett, R. D., Anderson, K. J., & Hunter, L. E. (2012). Predicting feminist identity: Associations between gender-traditional attitudes, feminist stereotyping, and ethnicity. Sex Roles, 67,143-157.

Anderson, K. J. (2012). Is feminism good for women? In P. K. Lundberg-Love, K. L. Nadal, & M. A. Paludi (Eds.) (Vol. 1, pp. 1-15). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

Anderson, K. J., & Kanner, M. (2011). Inventing a gay agenda: Students’ perceptions of lesbian and gay professors.Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1538-1564.

Anderson, K. J. (2011). Anti-feminism. In M. Z. Stange, C. K. Oyster, & J. E. Sloan (Eds.)  The multimedia encyclopedia of women in today’s world. Sage Publications. Retrieved from http://www.sage-ereference.com/womentoday/Article_n39.html

Anderson, K. J. (2011). Homosexuality, religious attitudes. In M. Z. Stange, C. K. Oyster, & J. E. Sloan (Eds.) The multimedia encyclopedia of women in today’s world. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved from http://www.sage-ereference.com/womentoday/Article_n390.html

Kanner, M., & Anderson, K. J. (2010). The myth of the man-hating feminist. In M. Paludi (Ed.); Feminism and women’s rights worldwide (Vol. 1, pp. 1-25). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

Anderson, K. J. (2010). Benign bigotry: The psychology of subtle prejudice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Pres

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