Carnegie Mellon University

Stephanie Anglin

Stephanie Anglin

SDS Fellow




  • Ph.D., Psychology, Rutgers University, 2016
  • M.S., Psychology, Rutgers University, 2012
  • B.A., Psychology, Hamilton College, 2010


Broadly speaking, I study scientific reasoning, practice, and communication. Specifically, my research focuses on motivated scientific reasoning, judgment, and decision-making, seeking to understand how belief preservation and accuracy motives guide the processing and use of scientific information among laypeople and generation and communication of research findings among scientists.

In one line of work, I am investigating when laypeople are receptive vs. unreceptive to evidence challenging their views, and aware of bias they exhibit. I am also examining perceptions of science at various levels (in general, across fields, of individual studies, and of scientists) and individual differences in motivated reasoning (such as whether people with stronger scientific reasoning skills are more prone to motivated reasoning bias).

Indeed, although scientists aim to be objective, they are not immune to motivated reasoning bias. Thus, I am also engaged in meta-science, examining research practices across the sciences. By identifying problems in the conduct and communication of science, I aim to develop solutions to improve scientific practice and communication—among laypeople, scientists, educators, policymakers, and the media.


  • Anglin, S. M., & Jussim, L. (2017). Science and politics: Do people support the conduct and dissemination of politicized research? Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 5, 142-172.
  • Jussim, L., Crawford, J. T., Anglin, S. M., Stevens, S. T., & Duarte, J. (2016). Interpretations and methods: Towards a more effectively self-correcting social psychology. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 66, 116-133.
  • Anglin, S. M. (2015). On the nature of implicit soul beliefs: When the past weighs more than the present. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 394-404.
  • Anglin, S. M. (2014). I think, therefore I am? Examining conceptions of the self, soul, and mind. Consciousness and Cognition, 29, 105-116.
  • Anglin, S. M. (2014). From avoidance to approach: The effects of mortality salience and attachment on the motivation to repair troubled relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 66, 86-91.
  • Grysman, A., Prabhakar, J., Anglin, S. M., & Hudson, J. A. (2014). Self-enhancement and the life script in future thinking across the lifespan. Memory, 23, 774-785.
  • Grysman, A., Prabhakar, J., Anglin, S. M., & Hudson, J. A. (2013). The time travelling self: Comparing self and other in narratives of past and future events. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 742-755.
  • Borton, J. L. S., Reiner, D. R., Vazquez, E. V., Ruddiman, J. F., & Anglin, S. M. (2011). Does suppressing the thought of a self-relevant stigma affect interpersonal interaction? Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 140-156.
  • Anglin, S. M., Amaral, M. C., & Edlund, J. E. (2010). Keep the mate or keep the child? Examining sex differences in abortion decisions. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 374-379.

Book Chapters

  • Stevens, S. T., Jussim, L., Stevens, L. A., & Anglin, S. M. (2016). Cultural competence: A form of stereotype rationality. To appear in C. Fisby & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), Cultural competence: Theory, research, practice, and evaluation. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Jussim, L., Crawford, J. T., Stevens, S. T., Anglin, S. M., & Duarte, J. L. (2016). Can high moral purposes undermine scientific integrity? In J. Forgas, L. Jussim, & P. van Lange (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Morality.
  • Jussim, L., Crawford, J. T., Stevens, S. T., & Anglin, S. M. (2016). The politics of social psychological science: Distortions in the social psychology of intergroup relations. In P. Valdesolo & J. Graham (Eds.), Social Psychology of Political Polarization (pp. 165-196). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Jussim, L., Crawford, J. T., Anglin, S. M., Chambers, J. R., Stevens, S. T., & Cohen, F. (2015). Stereotype accuracy: One of the largest and most replicable effects in all of social psychology. In T. Nelson (Ed.), The Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Jussim, L., Crawford, J. T., Anglin, S. M., & Stevens, S. T. (2015). Ideological bias in social psychological research. In J. Forgas, K. Fiedler, & W. D. Crano (Eds.), Social Psychology and Politics (pp. 91-109). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
  • Stevens, S. T., Anglin, S. M., & Jussim, L. (2015). The political self. In F. Guay, D. McInerney, R. Craven, & H. Marsh (Eds.), International Advances in Self Research, Volume 5, Self-concept, Motivation, and Identity: Underpinning Success with Research and Practice (pp. 57-81). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Papers Under Review & In Preparation

  • Anglin, S. M. (2017). Do beliefs yield to evidence? Bias and accuracy in processing scientific evidence. Manuscript under review.
  • Stevens, S. T., Jussim, L., Anglin, S. M., & Honeycutt, N. (2017) Direct and indirect influences of political ideology on perceptions of scientific findings. Manuscript under review.
  • Stevens, S. T., Jussim, L., Anglin, S. M., Lai, C., Welch, C. A., Labrecque, J., Motyl, M., Duarte, J., Terbeck, S., Sowden, W., Edlund, J., & Campbell, W. K. (2017). Political discrimination in social psychology: Lived experiences and solutions. Manuscript under review.
  • Anglin, S. M., & Edlund, J. E. (in prep). Perceived need for reform in field wide methods and the teaching of best research practices.
  • Anglin, S. M. (in prep). Are you biased and you know it? Motivated reasoning, awareness, and consequences.
  • Stevens, S. T., Anglin, S. M., Jussim, L., Finn, B., Lisner, R., Pugliano, D., Fox, N., Honeycutt, N., & Kareem, A. (in prep). Research practices in psychology: Archival and forensic analyses.
  • Vazire, S., Jussim, L., Krosnick, J. A., Stevens, S. T., & Anglin, S. M. (in prep). The suboptimal science model: Explaining research practices and outlining the potential for successful reforms.
  • Jussim, L., Krosnick, J. A., Vazire, S., Stevens, S. T., Anglin, S. M., Reeves, B., Nelson, L., Maoz, I., Yeager, D., Konar, E., Wethington, E., Rideout, V., & Clark, H. (in prep). Methodological, statistical, social, and institutional challenges to scientific validity and advancement.

White House Memo

Jussim, L., Krosnick, J., Vazire, S., Stevens, S. T., & Anglin, S. M. (2015). Towards robust scientific research methods in the United States.