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Lisa Sinclair

Lisa Sinclair received her B.A. from the University of Winnipeg in 1993, and her Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in 1998. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan in 1999, after which she joined the faculty at the University of Winnipeg.

Professor Sinclair has research interests in social cognition, motivated reasoning, stereotyping and prejudice, and self-processes. In addition to publishing on these topics, she has served as Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association Social and Personality Section.

Primary Interests:

  • Gender Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Baldwin, M., W., & Sinclair, L. (1996). Self-esteem and "if . . .then" contingencies of interpersonal acceptance. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 71(6), 1130-1141.
  • Kunda, Z., & Sinclair, L. (1999). Motivated reasoning with stereotypes: Activation, application, and inhibition. Psychological Inquiry, 10(1), 12-22.
  • Kunda, Z., Sinclair, L., & Griffin, D. (1997). Equal ratings but separate meanings: Stereotypes and the construal of traits. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 72(4), 720-734.
  • Sinclair, L., & Fehr, B. (2005). Voice versus loyalty: Self-construals and responses to dissatisfaction in romantic relationships. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41(3), 298-304.
  • Sinclair, L., & Kunda, Z. (2000). Motivated stereotyping of women: She's fine if she praised me but incompetent if she criticized me. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 26(11), 1329-1342.
  • Sinclair, L., & Kunda, Z. (1999). Reactions to a Black professional: Motivated inhibition and activation of conflicting stereotypes. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 77(5), 885-904.

Lisa Sinclair
Department of Psychology
University of Winnipeg
4L04D, 515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9

  • Phone: (204) 786-9432
  • Fax: (204) 774-4134

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