Dr. Ashley Lytle

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Building: Morton 321
Email: alytle@stevens.edu
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Education

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

Research

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

PUBLICATIONS

Ramírez, L.F., Palacios-Espinosa, X., Dyar, C., Lytle, A., & Levy, S.R. (revise and resubmit). The Relationships among Aging Stereotypes, Aging Anxiety, Social Support, Religiosity, and Expected Health among Colombians.

Lytle, A., MacDonald, J., Dyar, C., & Levy, S.R. (2018). Ageism and Sexism in the 2016 United States Presidential Election.

Lytle, A., & Levy, S.R. (2017). Reducing Ageism: Education about Aging and Extended Contact with Older Adults. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx177.

Dyar, C., Lytle, A., London, B., & Levy, S. R. (2017). An experimental investigation of the application of binegative stereotypes. Psychology Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Diversity4(3), 314-327. doi:10.1037/sgd0000234

Lytle, A., Dyar, C., Levy, S.R., & London, B. (2017). Contact with Bisexual Individuals Reduces Binegativity among Heterosexuals and Lesbian Women and Gay Men. European Journal of Social Psychology, doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2241.

Lytle, A., Dyar, C., Levy, S. R., & London, B. (2017). Essentialist beliefs: Understanding contact with and attitudes towards lesbian and gay individuals. British Journal Of Social Psychology56(1), 64-88. doi:10.1111/bjso.12154

Shin, J.E., Rosenthal, L., Levy, S. R., Lytle, A., London, B., & Lobel, M. (2016). 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, 22, 309-327.

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)

Courses
  • HSS 175 Fundamentals of Psychology I: Brain, Mind and Behavior
  • HSS 176 Fundamentals of Psychology II: Development, Personality, and Pathology
  • HSS 332 Health Psychology
  • HSS 280 Social Psychology