Dr. Ashley Lytle

Building: Morton 321
Email: alytle@stevens.edu

Ph.D., Social/Health Psychology, Stony Brook University, 2016
M.A., Social/Health Psychology, Stony Brook University, 2013
B.A., Psychology, DePauw University, 2009


stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, intergroup relations, STEM engagement and retention, health, gender, sexual orientation, age, race/ethnicity, belief systems


Lytle, A., & Levy, S.R. (in prep). Reducing Ageism: Education about Aging and Extended Contact with Older Adults.

Lytle, A., Dyar, C., Levy, S.R., & London, B. (in press). Contact with Bisexual Individuals Reduces Binegativity among Heterosexuals and Lesbian Women and Gay Men. European Journal of Social Psychology 

Lytle, A., Dyar, C., Levy, S. R., & London, B. (2016). Essentialist beliefs: Understanding contact with and attitudes towards lesbian and gay individuals. British Journal Of Social Psychology, doi:10.1111/bjso.12154

Shin, J. E. L., Rosenthal, L., Levy, S. R., Lytle, A., London, B., & Lobel, M. (in press). The roles of the Protestant work ethic and perceived identity compatibility in graduate students' feelings and attitudes toward STEM and non-STEM fields. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.

Levy, S.R., Shin, J.E., Lytle, A., & Rosenthal, L. (2016). Systemic approaches to reduce prejudice in schools. In E.C. Lopez, S.G. Nahari, & S.L. Proctor (Eds.), The Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Second Edition. Routledge.

Lytle, A., & Levy, S. R. (2015). Reducing heterosexuals’ prejudice toward gay men and lesbian women via an induced cross-orientation friendship. Psychology Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Diversity, 2(4), 447-455. doi:10.1037/sgd0000135

Dyar, C., Lytle, A., London, B., & Levy, S.R. (2015). Application of bisexuality research to the development of a set of guidelines for intervention efforts to reduce binegativity. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1(4), 352-362. doi:10.1037/tps0000045

Levy, S.R., Lytle, A., Shin, J.E., & Hughes, J. (2015). The development of prejudice and stereotypes in children and adolescents. In T. Nelson (Ed.). Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination: Second Edition. Psychology Press.

General Information

Lytle's research explores how prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping impact academic, social, and health outcomes among marginalized groups. 

Honors & Awards

2016 - President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

2015 - Department of Psychology Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

2009 - Phi Beta Kappa, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA

Professional Societies

American Psychological Association (APA)

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

  • HSS 175 Fundamentals of Psychology I: Brain, Mind and Behavior
  • HSS 176 Fundamentals of Psychology II: Development, Personality, and Pathology
  • HSS 495 Seminar in Social Science