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Elizabeth Haines

Professor • Department of Psychology

Elizabeth L. Haines, Ph.D. is a social and personality psychologist and international expert in the science of implicit bias.

Dr. Haines is Professor of Experimental Social Psychology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. She is an active scholar with 25 years of research experience and holds an international reputation in the science of stereotyping and implicit bias. Her stereotype expertise has been sought out by the United Nations, the international press, and by the courts as an expert witness. She is a current team member of Project Implicit -- the world’s leading educator of implicit bias for the last 20 years. Dr. Haines conducts a lab on social cognition – more specifically, the science of understanding, measuring, and changing stereotypes and implicit bias. In addition to her research, Dr. Haines teaches statistics, research methods, psychology of women, graduate social psychology, and stereotyping and prejudice.

Professional Interests

Social Cognition, Gender, Stereotypes, Sexism, Implicit Bias Reduction 



BA Psychology and English , University of Delaware Newark, DE

PhD Social and Personality Psychology, City University of New York, Graduate Center New York,

Other Social Cognition , University of Washington Seattle, WA


Stereotyping, Unconscious Bias, Social Perception, Gender Bias, Implicit Measurement

Representative Publications

Conducting social psychological research in the wake of COVID-19; 2020

Open Science, Communal Culture, and Women's Participation in the Movement to Improve Science. ; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; Volume 117, Issue 39 2020

The Role Prioritization Model: How communal men and agentic women can (sometimes) have it all. ; Volume 13, Issue 12 2019

Emerging Perspectives on Self and Identity. ; New York, NY; Routeledge; 2019

Many Labs 2: Investigating variation in replicability across samples and settings; , Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science; 2018

Representative Presentations

Trash talk: Asymmetry in reactions to sexism by men and women. Duck Conference on Social Cognition.
Duck Conference on Social Cognition
, 2020

What’s changed, what hasn’t: A social role vs. trait approach to gender stereotype change.
Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
New Orleans, LA 2020

Gender at work.
Lunch and Learn Atalaya Capital Management
New York, NY 2020

Sticky gender stereotypes
Fred Rhodewalt Winter Social Psychology Conference University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 2020

Implicit Bias: Ordinary Origins and Everyday Solutions – Building Stronger Communities at the One Year Anniversary of the Tree of Life Shootings.
Young Presidents Organization Gold Young Presidents Organization
Pittsburg, PA 2019


Breaking down implicit bias with expert, Dr. Elizabeth Haines. Season 1, episode123.

Notable Courses Taught

Close Relationships, Stereotyping and Prejudice, Psychology of Women, Social Cognition Lab, Statistics, Research Methods

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