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Anthony D. Hermann

Anthony D. Hermann

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Most of my research focuses on how self-evaluations are maintained and how they are related to interpersonal processes. I have become particularly interested in how people typically perceive others’ evaluations (perceived esteem) and the degree to which many phenomena that are associated with self-esteem can be explained by these social evaluations. I also conduct research on how to effectively communicate expectations between students and college instructors and how such communication affects classroom outcomes and how this can inform basic research in industrial/organizational psychology on the psychological contract between employers and employees.

I currently teach and do research in the amazing Psychology Department of Bradley University. My teaching interests include social psychology, research methods, personality psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, statistics, and social psychology.

I received a B.A. degree in speech communication from California State University, Fresno, and a B.S. in psychology from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. I completed an M.A. (1997) and a Ph.D. (2002) in Social Psychology at Ohio State University. After a year as a Visiting Professor at Kalamazoo College, I taught at Willamette University for 5 years before moving to Bradley.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity

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Journal Articles:

  • Arkin, R. M., & Hermann, A. D. (2000). Constructing desirable identities-self-presentation in psychotherapy and daily life: Comment on Kelly. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 501-504.
  • Case, K. A., Bartsch, R. A., McEnery, L., Hall, S. P., Hermann, A. D., & Foster, D. A. (2008). Establishing a comfortable classroom from day one: Student perceptions of the reciprocal interview. College Teaching, 56, 210-214.
  • Green, M. C., Wheeler, S. C., Hermann, A. D., & Brock, T. C. (1998). Social psychology and changing technologies: Reality versus caricature. American Psychologist, 53, 1078 –1079.
  • Hermann, A. D. & Foster, D. A. (2008). Fostering approachability and classroom participation during the first day of class: Evidence for a reciprocal interview activity. Active Learning in College Education, 9, 139-151.
  • Hermann, A. D., Foster, D. A., & Hardin, E. E. (2010). Does the first week of class matter? A quasi-experimental investigation of student satisfaction. Teaching of Psycholog, 37, 79-84.
  • Hermann, A. D., Leonardelli, G., & Arkin, R. M., (2002). Self-doubt and self-esteem: A threat from within. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 395-408.
  • Hermann, A. D., Lucas, G. M., & Friedrich, J. (2008). Individual differences in perceived esteem across cultures. Self and Identity, 7, 151-167.
  • Leonardelli, G. J., Hermann, A. D., & Arkin, R. M. (2003). The shape of self-evaluation: Implicit theories of intelligence and judgments of intellectual ability. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 141-168.
  • Olson, M. A., Fazio, R. H., & Hermann, A. D. (2007). Reporting tendencies underlie discrepancies between implicit and explicit measures of self-esteem. Psychological Science, 18, 287–291.
  • Wheeler, S. C., Brinol, P., & Hermann, A. D. (2007). Resistance to persuasion as self-regulation: Ego-depletion and its effects on attitude change processes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 150-156.

Other Publications:

  • Wichman, A. L., & Hermann, A. D. (2010). Deconstructing the link between self-doubt and self-worth: Ideas to reduce maladaptive coping. In R. M. Arkin, K. C. Oleson, & P. J. Carroll (Eds.), The Uncertain Self: A Handbook of Perspectives from Social and Personality Psychology (pp. 321-337). New York NY, Psychology Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Experimental Psychology (research methods)
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Self and Social Behavior
  • Social Psychology

Anthony D. Hermann
Department of Psychology
Bradley University
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61625
United States

  • Phone: (309) 677-4184
  • Fax: (309) 677-3763

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