Chadly Daniel Stern

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Dr. Stern's research broadly examines how belief systems and motivations guide the way that people perceive and interact with the world. One central line of work concerns how political belief systems (e.g., whether a person is liberal or conservative) shape the way in which people evaluate and categorize others based on group membership (e.g., race, sex, and sexual orientation). Another line of work examines consensus in political groups, and the implications of both perceived and actual attitude consensus for individual behavior (e.g., voting) and large-scale societal outcomes (e.g., levels of societal stability).

Research Description

Dr. Stern's research broadly examines how belief systems and motivations guide the way that people perceive and interact with the world. One central line of work concerns how political belief systems (e.g., whether a person is liberal or conservative) shape the way in which people evaluate and categorize others based on group membership (e.g., race, sex, and sexual orientation). Another line of work examines consensus in political groups, and the implications of both perceived and actual attitude consensus for individual behavior (e.g., voting) and large-scale societal outcomes (e.g., levels of societal stability).

Education

Ph.D., New York University

Additional Campus Affiliations

David F. Linowes Faculty Fellow, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Recent Publications

Spielmann, J., & Stern, C. D. (2019). Gender transition shapes perceived sexual orientation. Self and Identity. https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2019.1614976

Stern, C. D., & Axt, J. R. (2019). Group Status Modulates the Associative Strength Between Status Quo Supporting Beliefs and Anti-Black Attitudes. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(7), 946-956. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550618799067

Stern, C. D. (2019). Political ideology predicts beliefs about the visibility of social category memberships. Social Cognition, 37(1), 18-40. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2019.37.1.18

Ondish, P., & Stern, C. D. (2018). Liberals Possess More National Consensus on Political Attitudes in the United States: An Examination Across 40 Years. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9(8), 935-943. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617729410

Rosenzweig, C., Ruisch, B. C., & Stern, C. D. (2018). Accumulative fusion and the issue of age: Reconciling the model with the data. The Behavioral and brain sciences, 41, e216. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X18001735

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In The News

  • Chadly Stern has received the 2019 Early Career Award from the International Social Cognition Network (ISCON). The award recognizes and encourages a distinguished junior scientist who has made outstanding theoretical and empirical contributions to the understanding of social cognition.