Angela G. Pirlott

Social Psychologist

​Saint Xavier University


*indicates a student co-author

Pirlott, A. G., & *Foley, M.M. (2023). Cross-cultural evidence for the role of parenting costs limiting women’s sexual unrestrictedness. Evolutionary Psychological Science.

Pirlott, A. G. & Hines, J.C. (2023). Eliminating ANOVA hand calculations predicts improved mastery in an undergraduate statistics course. Teaching of Psychology.

MacKinnon, D. P., Cheong, J., Pirlott, A. G., & Smyth, H.L. (in press). Statistical mediation analysis in psychological research. APA handbook of research methods in psychology (2nd edition). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Pirlott, A. G. (2022). Online versus face-to-face learning in an undergraduate statistics course. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

Pirlott A. G., & Cook C.L. (2021, 2016). Homophobia. In T.K. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham. doi:  10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_3377-1

Neuberg, S. L., Williams, K. E. G., Sng, O., Pick, C. M., Neel, R., Krems, J. A. & Pirlott, A. G. (2020). Toward capturing the functional and nuanced nature of social stereotypes: An Affordance Management Theory. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 62, 245-304.

Pirlott, A. G., & Cook, C. L. (2018). Prejudices and discrimination as goal activated and threat driven: The affordance management approach to sexual prejudice. Psychological Review, 125(6), 1002-1027. doi: 10.1037/rev0000125

Pirlott, A. G., *Rusten, M. L., & *Butterfuss, R. M. (2016). Perceptions of threats to physical safety, sexual autonomy, values, and of discrimination drive LGB prejudices toward heterosexuals. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(9) 1147-1163. doi: 10.1177/0146167216651854

Pirlott, A. G., & MacKinnon, D. P. (2016). Design approaches to experimental mediation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology: Special Issue on Rigorous and Replicable Methods, 66, 29-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2015.09.012

MacKinnon, D. P. & Pirlott, A. G. (2015). Statistical approaches for enhancing causal interpretation of the M to Y relation in mediation analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 19(1), 30-43. doi: 10.1177/10888068314542878.

Pirlott, A. G., & Neuberg, S. L. (2014). Sexual prejudice: Avoiding unwanted sexual interest? Social Psychological & Personality Science, 5(1), 92-101. doi: 10.1177/1948550613486674

Pirlott, A. G., & Schmitt, D. P. (2014). Gendered sexual cultures. In A. B. Cohen (Ed.) Culture reexamined: Broadening our understanding of social and evolutionary forces (pp. 191-216). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Benson, E. J., Kemp, T., Pirlott, A. G., *Coughlin, C., *Forss, Q. & *Becherer, L. (2013). Developing a non-sexist/non-gendered language policy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Feminist Teacher, 23(3), 230-247. 

MacKinnon, D. P., Cheong, J., & Pirlott, A. G. (2012). Statistical mediation analysis. In H. Cooper (Ed.) APA handbook of research methods in psychology (pp. 313-331). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/13620-018

Pirlott, A. G., Kisbu-Sakarya, Y., MacKinnon, D. P., DeFrancesco, C., Eash, M., & Elliot, D. (2012). Mechanisms of motivational interviewing in health promotion: A Bayesian mediation analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 69-80.

Russo, N. F., Pirlott, A. G., & Cohen, A. B. (2012). The psychology of women and gender in international perspectives: Issues and challenges. In F. Leong, A. Marsella, M. Leach, & W. Pickren (Eds.) Internationalizing the psychology curriculum in the United States: Meeting the challenges of globalization (pp. 178-205). Springer Publications.

Russo, N. F., & Pirlott, A. (2006). Gender-based violence: Concepts, methods, and findings. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: Violence and Exploitation against Women and Girls, 1087, 178-205. doi: 10.1196/annals.1385.024

Selected Press

The Huffington Post: Homophobia, Sexual Prejudice Driven By Fear Of Unwanted Sexual Advances By Gays, Lesbians: Study

​Psy Post: Homophobia revisited: Gay people believed to direct unwanted sexual interest?

Raw Story: Study finds unexplored source of sexual prejudice against gay and bisexual orientations