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Christopher L. Aberson

Christopher L. Aberson

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Chris Aberson received his undergraduate degree in psychology at California State University at Northridge (B.A., 1991) and graduate degrees at the Claremont Graduate University (M.A., 1995; Ph.D. 1999) with an emphasis in social and quantitative psychology. Before joining the faculty at Humboldt State University, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. While earning his Ph.D., Dr. Aberson also taught extensively at Pitzer College in Claremont and Long Beach State.

Dr. Aberson maintains active research programs in two areas; teaching of statistics and social psychology. As a contributor to the Web Interface for Statistics Education (WISE) project, Dr. Aberson worked to develop several Internet-based interactive tutorials designed to supplement traditional teaching materials for statistics. Reports on the effectiveness of these tutorials are published in outlets such as Teaching of Psychology, Journal of Statistics Education, and Behavior Research Methods Instruments and Computers.

Dr. Aberson's social psychology interests focus on the focuses on factors influence prejudice and bias and applied social psychology. Dr. Aberson's social psychology laboratory regularly offers opportunities for undergraduates to work as research assistants and collaborate on projects. His social psychology research publications include a prominent analysis of the relationship between self-esteem and ingroup bias (Personality and Social Psychology Review), an examination of situations promoting pro-White and pro-African American biases (Social Justice Research), and two studies of attitudes toward affirmative action (Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation


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Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology Research Design
  • Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Statistics
  • Psychological Study of Social Issues

Christopher L. Aberson
Department of Psychology
Humboldt State University
Arcata, California 95521
United States of America

  • Phone: (707) 826-3670
  • Fax: (707) 826-4993

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