Amy Marcus-Newhall

Amy Marcus-Newhall

Professor of Psychology

Department: Psychology

Office Address: Dean of Faculty Office

Office Phone: (909) 607-2822

Email: amy.marcus-newhall@scrippscollege.edu

Academic History

  • B.A. in Psychology and American Studies, Occidental College
  • M.A., Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Southern California

Personal Interests

My primary areas of interest and research are attitudes and stereotypes held about and by employed and stay-at-home mothers, intergroup relations and reduction of prejudice, aggressive and hostile behavior, and hate crimes.

Selected Research and Publications

  • Marcus-Newhall, A., Casad, B. J., LeMaster, J., Peraza, J., & Silverman, N. (2008). Mother's work-life experiences: The role of cultural factors. In A. Marcus-Newhall, D. Halpern, & S. Tan (Eds.), The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A., Halpern, D., & Tan, S. (2008). The changing realities of work and family: A multidisciplinary approach. In A. Marcus-Newhall, D. Halpern, & S. Tan (Eds.), The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A. (2008). Culture, age, and sexual orientation: How does society deal with diversity? In A. Marcus-Newhall, D. Halpern, & S. Tan (Eds.), The Changing Realities of Work and Family: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Shaked-Schroer, N., Costanzo, M., & Marcus-Newhall, A. (2008). Reducing racial bias in the penalty phase of capital trials. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 26, 603-617.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A. (2007). Bad apples or bad barrels: To whom should responsibility be attributed? The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.
  • LeMaster, J., Marcus-Newhall, A., Casad, B. J., & Silverman, N. (2004). Life experiences of working and stay-at-home mothers. In J. L. Chin (Ed.), The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination (Vol. 3, pp. 61-91): Gender and Sexual Orientation. Praeger.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A., Palucki Blake, L., & Baumann, J. (2002). Perceptions of hate crime perpetrators and victims as influenced by race, political orientation, and peer group. American Behavioral Scientist, 46, 108-135.
  • Cogan, J. C., & Marcus-Newhall, A. (Eds.). (2002). Hate Crimes: Research, Policy, and Action. American Behavioral Scientist. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Cogan, J.C., & Marcus-Newhall, A. (2002). Introduction. American Behavioral Scientist, 46, 8-13.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A., Thompson, S., & Thomas, C. (2001). Examining a gender subtype: Menopausal women, Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A., Pedersen, W.C., Carlson, M., & Miller, N. (2000). Displaced affression is alive and well: A meta-analytic review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 670-689.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A., & Heindl, T.R., (1998). Coping with interracial stress in ethnically diverse classrooms: How important are Allport's contact conditions?, Journal of Social Issues, 54, 813-830.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A., Winter, P.L., Cannon, J., & Tobin, S. (1998). Fairmount Park Recreational Activities Project Report.
  • Miller, N., & Marcus-Newhall, A. (1997). A Conceptual Analysis of Displaced Agression.
  • In R. Ben-Ari & Y. Rich (Eds.), Understanding and treating diversity: An international perspective.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A., Miller, N., Holtz, R., & Brewer, M.B. (1993). Cross-cutting category membership with role assignment: A means of reducing intergroup bias. British Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 125-146.
  • Marcus-Newhall, A. (1993). Law and psychology. In F.N. Magill (Ed.), Survey of social science: Psychology (1413-1418). CA: Salem Press, Inc.
  • Read, S.J., & Marcus-Newhall, A. (1993). Explanatory coherence in social explanations: A parallel distributed processing account. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 429-447.
  • Carlson, M., Marcus-Newhall, A., & Miller, N. (1990). The effects of situational aggression cues: A quantitative review. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 622-633.

Awards and Honors

  • 2009: Selected by Scripps Associated Students to be the Award Convocation Speaker for Graduating Seniors, Scripps College
  • 2007-2008: Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Scripps College
  • 2008: Selected in the Inaugural American Psychological Association Women in Psychology Leadership Institute
  • 2007-2008: Recipient of the Scripps College Sabbatical Research Fellowship
  • 2007: Selected by Scripps Associated Students to be the Award Convocation Speaker for Graduating Seniors, Scripps College
  • 2006-2007: Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence in Service Award, Scripps College
  • 2005-2006: Andrew Mellon Foundation, Inter-Institutional Initiative. Model Institutes for Faculty on Social Justice Education. Primary Coordinator and Author of the Proposal, Scripps College
  • 2005-2007: J. Stanley Johnson Faculty Grant. Seminar on Race:  The Next Step in Making Progress.  Primary Coordinator and Author of the Proposal, Scripps College
  • 2006: Invited Speaker for Opening Session 6th Biennial Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Convention, Long Beach, CA
  • 2002-2003 Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Scripps College
  • 2000: Selected by Scripps College Council to be the Award Convocation Speaker for the Graduating Seniors, Scripps College
  • 1998-1999: Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence in Reasearch Award, Scripps College
  • 1998: Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • 1997-1998: Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence in Service Award, Scripps College
  • 1996-1997: J. Stanley Johnson Faculty Grant, ""Integrating Women's Studies into Scripps Curriculum,"" Primary Coordinator, Scripps College
  • 1996-1997: Outstanding Achievement in Leadership and Contribution to the Scripps College Community Award, Scripps College
  • 1995-1996: Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Scripps College.
  • 1994: Selected by Scripps College Council to be the Award Convocation Speaker for Graduating Seniors, Scripps College
  • 1993-1994: Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence in Reasearch Award, Scripps College
  • 1992: Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Scripps College
  • 1992-1993: Outstanding Faculty Member - Student Choice Award, Scripps College
  • 1991-1992: Teaching Assistant Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California
  • 1990-1991: Nominated for the Haynes Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California
  • 1984: Magna Cum Laude in Psychology and American Studies, Occidental College
  • 1984: Phi Beta Kappa, Occidental College
  • 1984: Departmental Honors in American Studies, Occidental College
  • 1983: Psi Chi, Occidental College

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