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Traci Giuliano

Traci Giuliano

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Having grown up as a tomboy playing sports on all-boys’ teams, Dr. Giuliano is fascinated by the role that gender plays in influencing not only our own perceptions and behavior, but also others’ perceptions of and behavior toward us. Her research explores the effects of gender in a variety of applied contexts, including sports, health, communication, and sexuality. Giuliano has published 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals with 36 undergraduate student co-authors. Mentoring students through research is Giuliano’s passion, and she is proud that her students have served as lead author on 15 articles and that 10 of her students have earned national paper competition awards.

She received Southwestern’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010 and 1999, Southwestern's Excellence in Advising Award in 2010, and in 2011 is Southwestern's nominee for the CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award and the Minnie Piper Stevens Foundation Award; she also received the Methodist Board of Higher Education in Ministry’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2004. In 2009, she was named holder of the John H. Duncan Endowed Chair.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Communication, Language
  • Gender Psychology
  • Person Perception
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Cox, C. B., & Giuliano, T. A. (1999). Constructing obstacles vs. making excuses: Examining perceivers’ reactions to behavioral and self-reported self-handicapping. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality,14, 419-432.
  • Dodd E. H., Giuliano, T. A., Boutell, J. M., & Moran, B. E. (2001). Respected or rejected: Perceptions of women who confront sexist remarks. Sex Roles, 45, 567-577.
  • Egan, P., & Giuliano, T. A. (2009). Unaccommodating attitudes: Perceptions of students with learning disabilities as a function of accommodation use and test performance. North American Journal of Psychology, 11, 487-500.
  • Fiala, S. E., Giuliano, T. A., Remlinger, N. M., & Braithwaite, L. C. (1999). Lending a helping hand: The effects of sex stereotypes and gender on likelihood of helping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 2164-2176.
  • Gilbert, D. T., McNulty, S. E., Giuliano, T. A., & Benson, J. E. (1992). Blurry words and fuzzy deeds: The attribution of obscure behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 18-25.
  • Giuliano, T. A., Popp, K. E., & Knight, J. L. (2000). Footballs vs. Barbies: Childhood play activities as predictors of sport participation by women. Sex Roles, 42, 159-181.
  • Giuliano, T. A., Turner, K. L., Lundquist, J. C., & Knight, J. L., (2007). Gender and the selection of public athletic role models. Journal of Sport Behavior, 30, 161-198
  • Gomillion, S. C., & Giuliano, T. A. (2011). The influence of media role models on gay, lesbian, and bisexual identity. Journal of Homosexuality, 58, 330-354.
  • Graham, S., Weiner, B., Giuliano, T. A., & Williams, E. (1993). An attributional analysis of reactions to Magic Johnson. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 23, 996-1010.
  • Hebl, M. R., Giuliano, T. A., King, E. B., Knight, J. L., Shapiro, J. R., Skorinko, J. L., & Wig, A. (2004). Paying the way: The ticket to gender inequality in sports. Sex Roles, 51, 227-235
  • Howell, J., Egan, P., Ackley, B., & Giuliano, T. A. (2011). The reverse double standard in perceptions of student-teacher sexual relationships: The role of gender, initiation, and power. Journal of Social Psychology, 151(2), 180-200.
  • Howell, J., & Giuliano, T. A. (2011). The effects of expletive use and team gender on perceptions of coaching effectiveness. Journal of Sport Behavior.
  • Knight, J. L., & Giuliano, T. A. (2003). Blood, sweat, and jeers: The impact of the media’s heterosexist portrayals on perceptions of male and female athletes. Journal of Sport Behavior, 26, 272-284.
  • Knight, J. L., & Giuliano, T. A. (2001). She’s a “looker;” he’s a Laker: The consequences of gender-stereotypical portrayals of male and female athletes by the print media. Sex Roles, 45, 217-229.
  • Knight, J. L., Giuliano, T. A., & Sanchez-Ross, M. G. (2001). Famous or infamous? The influence of celebrity status and race on perceptions of responsibility for rape. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 23, 183-190.
  • Riggs, A. L., & Giuliano, T. A. (2007). Running in the family or swimming in the gene pool: The role of family history and genetic risk in individual’s illness perceptions. Journal of Health Psychology.
  • Swinkels, A., & Giuliano, T. A. (1995). The measurement and conceptualization of mood awareness: Monitoring and labeling one's mood states. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 934-949.

Courses Taught:

  • Capstone Research in Social Psychology
  • First-Year Seminar: Why People Believe Weird Things
  • Human Sexuality
  • Research Methods I and II
  • Social Psychology

Traci Giuliano
Department of Psychology
Southwestern University
University at Maple
Georgetown, Texas 78627
United States

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