Dr. Ashley Lytle

School: College of Arts & Letters
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 



Journal Articles 

Lytle, A., & Shin, J.E. (2020). Incremental Beliefs, STEM Efficacy, and STEM Interest among First Year Undergraduate Students. Journal of Science Education and Technology

Lytle, A., & Karl, K. (2020). Understanding Americans’ perceptions of nuclear weapons risk and subsequent behavior. International Journal of Communications, 14, https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/12369/2909

Lytle, A., Apriceno, M., & Kowal, M. (2019). How intergroup contact and demographic factors influence attitudes towards and perceptions of addiction. Addiction Research and Theory. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1680647

Lytle, A., Apriceno, M., Dyar, C., & Levy, S.R. (2018). Sexual Orientation and Gender Differences in Aging Perceptions and Concerns among Older Adults. Innovations in Aging, 2(3), 1-9. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igy036.

Lytle, A. (2018). Intergroup Contact Theory: Recent Developments and Future Directions. Social Justice Research, 31(4), 374-385.doi: 10.1007/s11211-018-0314-9

Bernardo, A., Levy, S. R., & Lytle, A. (2018). Culturally relevant meanings of the Protestant work ethic and attitudes towards poor persons. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 21, e40, 1-9. doi:10.1017/sjp.2018.48

Ramírez, L.F., Palacios-Espinosa, X., Dyar, C., Lytle, A., & Levy, S.R. (2018). The Relationships among Aging Stereotypes, Aging Anxiety, Social Support, Religiosity, and Expected Health among Colombians. Journal of Adult Development, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10804-018-9299-8

Lytle, A., Macdonald, J., Dyar, C., & Levy, S.R. (2018). Ageism and Sexism in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/asap.12147

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 Diversity, 4(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 Psychology, 56(1), 64-88. doi:10.1111/bjso.12154

Shin, J. E. L., 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 Engineering22, 309-327.

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 Diversity2(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 


Lytle, A. (2019). Heterosexism and ageism. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging.

Levy, S. R. & Lytle, A. (2019). Intergenerational programs on anti-ageism. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging.

Lytle, A. & Macdonald, J. (2019). Leadership, politics, and ageism. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging.

Levy, S. R., Apriceno, M., Macdonald, J., & Lytle, A. (2018). Ageism. In D. S. Dunn (Ed)., Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press.

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 (pp. 237-257). New York, NY, US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

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.(pp. 455-583). New York, NY, US: 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)

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Grants, Contracts & Funds

National Science Foundation: Aging In Place Through Enhanced Mobility and Social Connectedness: An Integrated Robot and Wearable Sensor Approach (PI: Yi Guo, Co-PI: Ashley Lytle, Co-PI: Damiano Zanotto).

  • HSS 175 Fundamentals of Psychology I: Brain, Mind and Behavior
  • HSS 176 Fundamentals of Psychology II: Development, Personality, and Pathology
  • HSS 331 Psychology of Prejudice
  • HSS 332 Health Psychology
  • HSS 280 Social Psychology