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Monique Fleming

Dr. Monique Fleming is the author of scholarly articles in psychology and marketing. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan. This research investigates basic issues in the domains of attitudes and persuasion, and social cognition, with particular focus on the effects of prejudice and social identity on evaluative processes. She also examines the implications of dual-route models of persuasion and models of bias correction for understanding group identities, judgmental biases, and juror decision-making. Questions currently being investigated include: (1) why do low-prejudiced majority-group individuals show increased thinking about persuasive messages associated with stigmatized people; and (2) what are the implications of thoughtful versus non-thoughtful processes of adopting or maintaining a social identity for group-related behavior and temporal consistency of the self-concept.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Fleming, M. A., Petty, R. E., & White, P. H. (2005). Stigmatized targets and evaluation: Prejudice as a determinant of attribute scrutiny and polarization. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 496-507.
  • Priester, J. R., Dholakia, U. M., & Fleming, M. A. (2004). When and why the background contrast effect emerges: Thought engenders meaning by influencing the perception of applicability. Journal of Consumer Research, 31, 491-501.
  • Priester, J. R., Nayakankuppam, D. J., Fleming, M. A., & Godek, J. (2004). The A2SC2 Model: The influence of attitudes and attitude strength on consideration and choice. Journal of Consumer Research, 30, 574-587.
  • Petty, R. E., Fleming, M. A., Priester, J. R., & Harasty Feinstein, A. (2001). Individual- versus group-interest violation: Surprise as a determinant of argument scrutiny and persuasion. Social Cognition, 19, 395-419.
  • Wegener, D. T., Kerr, N. L., Fleming, M. A., & Petty, R. E. (2000). Flexible corrections of juror judgments: Implications for judges’ instructions. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 6, 629-654.
  • Petty, R. E., Fleming, M. A., & Fabrigar, L. R. (1999). The review process at PSPB: Correlates of inter-reviewer agreement and manuscript acceptance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 188-203.
  • Petty, R. E., Fleming, M. A., & White, P. H. (1999). Stigmatized sources and persuasion: Prejudice as a determinant of argument scrutiny. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 19-34.
  • Fleming, M. A., Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1999). Procedural and legal motivations to correct for perceived judicial biases. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35, 186-203.
  • Priester, J. R., & Fleming, M. A. (1997). Artifact or meaningful theoretical constructs?: Examining evidence for nonbelief- and belief-based attitude change processes. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 6, 67-76.

Other Publications:

  • Fleming, M. A., & Petty, R. E. (2000). Identity and persuasion: An elaboration likelihood approach. In D. J. Terry and M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Attitudes, behavior, and social context: The role of norms and group membership (pp. 171-199). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Monique Fleming
Department of Psychology
Seeley G. Mudd Building, Room 501
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
United States

  • Phone: (310) 456-7696
  • Fax: (213) 746-9082

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