I'm a social psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Interim Director of the Social Sciences Division at Saint Xavier University. I was previously an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from July 2012 - August 2015. 

My research employs an affordance management perspective to human cognition and behavior, which suggests that people think about and respond to those around them in ways intended to better manage the potential opportunities (e.g., for friendship or romance) and threats (e.g., to mating opportunities or sexual autonomy) these others afford. I developed a program of research applying this perspective to two substantive areas of research—prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination, and mating.


PhD, Arizona State University, Social Psychology, 2012

MA, Arizona State University, Social Psychology, 2008

BA, Marquette University, Psychology & Women's Studies, 2005


Angela Pirlott, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Saint Xavier University

Email: pirlott@sxu.edu

Angela G. Pirlott

Social Psychologist

​Saint Xavier University