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 Kristjen  B. Lundberg
Kristjen B. Lundberg
Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
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Kristjen B. Lundberg holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with additional training in quantitative psychology. In her research, Dr. Lundberg explores the answers to questions such as: How do social class and economic inequality relate to our political and social thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? Why do people sometimes act in prejudiced ways even when they intend to be fair? And, most critically, how and why do social inequities exist and persist? Her work has appeared in some of the top academic journals in her field, including Psychological Science and Psychological Inquiry. In 2018, she and her co-authors were honored for their theoretical work on implicit bias with the International Social Cognition Network’s “Best Social Cognition Paper” award. Dr. Lundberg also teaches courses in statistics and research design, emotion science, and prejudice and intergroup relations. Her commitment to teaching excellence was recently recognized with the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award, granted by the University of Richmond’s Psi Chi Honors Society.

Awards

2018: Outstanding Faculty Award, Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society, University of Richmond 

2018: International Social Cognition Network’s Best Social Cognition Paper Award. For Payne, B. K., Vuletich, H. A., & Lundberg, K. B. (2017). The bias of crowds: How implicit bias bridges personal and systemic prejudice. Psychological Inquiry, 28, 233-248. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2017.1335568 

2012: Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants, UNC-Chapel Hill 

2002: Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Chapter, Rhodes College 

2002: John R. Benish Award for Outstanding Senior English Major, Rhodes College

Selected Publications
Articles

Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Lundberg, K. B., Kay, A. C., & Payne, B. K. (2020). A privileged point of view: Effects of subjective socioeconomic status on naïve realism and political division. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Advance online publication. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167220921043 

Major, B. C., Le Nguyen, K. D., Lundberg, K. B., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2018). Well-being correlates of perceived positivity resonance: Evidence from trait and episode-level assessments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1631-1647. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167218771324 

Lundberg, K. B., Payne, B. K., Pasek, J. & Krosnick, J. A. (2017). Racial attitudes predicted changes in ostensibly race-neutral political attitudes under the Obama administration. Political Psychology, 38, 313-330.https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pops.12315 

Payne, B. K., Vuletich, H. A., & Lundberg, K. B. (2017). The bias of crowds: How implicit bias bridges personal and systemic prejudice. Psychological Inquiry, 28, 233-248. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2017.1335568[target article] 

* Winner of the International Social Cognition Network’s 2017 Best Social Cognition Paper Award * 

Payne, B. K., Vuletich, H. A., & Lundberg, K. B. (2017). Flipping the script on implicit bias research with the bias of crowds. Psychological Inquiry, 28, 306-311. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2017.1380460 [response to commentaries] 

Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Lundberg, K. B., & McKee, S. (2017). Political action in the age of high economic inequality: A multilevel approach. Social Issues and Policy Review, 11, 232-273. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sipr.12032 

Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Lundberg, K. B., & McKee, S. (2017). The politics of socioeconomic status: How socioeconomic status may influence political attitudes and engagement. Current Opinion in Psychology, 18, 11-14. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.06.018 

Kiken, L. G., Lundberg, K. B., & Fredrickson. B. L. (2017). Being present and enjoying it: Dispositional mindfulness and savoring the moment are distinct, interactive predictors of positive emotions and psychological health.Mindfulness, 8, 1280-1290. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0704-3 

Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Lundberg, K. B., Kay, A., C., & Payne, B. K. (2015). Subjective social status shapes political preferences. Psychological Science, 26, 15-26. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797614553947 

Lundberg, K. B., & Payne, B. K. (2014). Decisions among the undecided: Implicit attitudes predict future voting behavior of undecided voters. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85680. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085680 

Payne, B. K., & Lundberg, K. B. (2014). The affect misattribution procedure: Ten years of evidence on reliability, validity, and mechanisms. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 672-686. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12148 

Payne, B. K., Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Burkley, M., Arbuckle, N. L., Cooley, E., Cameron, C. D., & Lundberg, K. B. (2013). Intention invention and the affect misattribution procedure: Reply to Bar-Anan and Nosek (2012).Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 375-386. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167212475225

Chapters

Lundberg, K. B., & Payne, B. K. (forthcoming). The bias of crowds: Rethinking implicit bias in social context. In J. A. Krosnick, T. H. Stark, & A. L. Scott (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Implicit Bias and Racism. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 

Lundberg, K. B. (2012). Social cognition: Social psychological insights from normal adults. In D. L. Roberts & D. L. Penn (Eds.), Social cognition in schizophrenia: From evidence to treatment (pp. 41-68). New York: Oxford University Press.

Education
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2015
Social Psychology
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2012
Social Psychology
M.A., George Washington University 2008
Organizational Sciences
B.A., Rhodes College 2002
English Literature
Contact Information
G-10A Richmond Hall
(804) 289-8113
Areas of Expertise
Political psychology
Implicit social cognition
Prejudice, discrimination, status, and inequality
Quantitative methods