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Department: Psychology

Shane PittsNo Photo Available

Jack G. Paden Professor of Psychology


Harbert 317

Contact Information:

Box 549037
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-7747
Office Fax: (205) 226-4847

Brief Career Background:


Educational Background:

Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Stereotyping, Prejudice and Minority Experience
  • Implicit Bias
  • Social Perception and Cognition
  • Research Methodology
  • Science and Pseudoscience
  • Heuristics and Biases
  • Evidential Reasoning
  • Cognitive Science

Research Interests:

Much of research broadly involves basic social perception and cognition with a strong focus on social context. I am particularly interested in how social category memberships (like race) and non-categorical factors (such as facial appearance and expression) impact social judgment. I also have scholarly interests in the area of social exclusion and perception.

Courses Taught:

PY-101: Introduction to Psychology
PY-250: Why People Believe "Weird" Things
PY-304: Research Methods in Psychology (with lab)
PY-345: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Minority Experience
PY-370: Cognitive Psychology (with lab)
PY-470/472: Senior Research in Psychology