The Social Perception, Attitudes, Mental Simulation Lab

Measurement Publications


Publications by Topic Area



Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications

Statistics and Measurement Papers from the SPAMS Lab

The SPAMS Lab publishes conceptual and empirical analyses of new and existing measures and measurement constructs within psychological literature. These analyses are largely directed at the areas of study for the lab (i.e., social perception, attitudes, mental simulation). With these publications, we hope to faciliate more precision in measuring phenomena within social and personality psychology literature.

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(Publications are listed in reverse chronological order and may be cross-listed with other topics)

Clark, K. D., Yovanoff, P., & Tate, C. U. (2017). Development and
validation of a child racial attitudes index (RAI). Behavior Research Methods, 49, 2044-2060. [link to .pdf]

Tate, C. U. (2015). On the overuse and misuse of mediation analysis: It may be a matter of timing. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 37, 235-246. [view .pdf]

Tate, C. C. (2014). Resentment of paternalism as system change sentiment: Hostile sexism and voting behavior in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Journal of Social Psychology, 154, 28-39. [view .pdf]

Tate, C. C., Ledbetter, J. N., & Youssef, C. P. (2013). A two-question method for
assessing gender categories in the social and medical sciences. Journal of Sex Research, 50, 767-776. [view .pdf]

Clark, K. D., & Tate, C. (2008). Measuring racial prejudice in a multiracial world: New methods and new constructs. In M. A. Morrison & T. G. Morrison (Eds.), The Psychology of Modern Prejudice (pp. 93-122). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. [view .pdf]

Knauper, B., Stich, C., Yugo, M., & Tate, C. (2008). Stretched rating scales cause guided responding. Health Communication, 23, 253-258. [view .pdf]