Below are a few recent papers, organized by research stream. Click here for a copy of my full CV (pdf format).

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Gender, Power, Dominance

Williams, M. J., Gruenfeld, D. H., & Guillory, L. E. (in press). Sexual aggression when power is new: The effects of acute power on chronically low-power individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Williams, M. J., & Tiedens, L. Z. (2016). The subtle suspension of backlash: A meta-analysis of penalties for women's implicit and explicit dominance behavior. Psychological Bulletin, 142(2), 165-197.
Williams, M. J. (2014). Serving the self from the seat of power: Goals and threats predict self-interested leader behavior. Journal of Management, 40(5), 1365-1395.
Williams, M. J., & Chen, S. (2014). When "mom's the boss": Control over domestic decision making reduces women's interest in workplace power. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17(4), 436-452.

Williams, M. J., Paluck, E. L., & Spencer-Rodgers, J. (2010). The masculinity of money: Nonconscious stereotypes predict gender differences in estimated salaries. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34, 107-120.

Williams, M. J., & Mendelsohn, G. A. (2008) Gender clues and cues: Online interactions as windows into lay theories about men and women. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30(3), 278-294.

Lay Views of Race

Hebl, M. R.*, Williams, M. J.*, Sundermann, J., Kell, H., & Davies, P. G. (2012). Selectively friending: Racial stereotypicality and social rejection. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1329-1335. *Authors contributed equally; order is alphabetical.
Williams, M. J., & Eberhardt, J. L. (2008). Biological conceptions of race and the motivation to cross racial boundaries. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94(6), 1033-1047.

Goff, P. A., Eberhardt, J. L., Williams, M. J., & Jackson, M. C. (2008). Not yet human: Implicit knowledge, historical dehumanization, and contemporary consequences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94(2), 292-306.

Culture and Social Cognition

Li, Y. J., Johnson, K. A., Cohen, A. B., Williams, M. J., Knowles, E. D., & Chen, Z. (2012). Fundamental(ist) attribution error: Protestants are dispositionally focused. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(2), 281-290.
Williams, M. J., & Spencer-Rodgers, J. (2010). Culture and stereotyping processes: Integration and new directions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4(8), 591-604.

Spencer-Rodgers, J., Williams, M. J., & Peng, K. (2010). Cultural differences in expectations of change and tolerance for contradiction: A decade of empirical research. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14(3), 296-312.

Spencer-Rodgers, J., Williams, M. J., Hamilton, D. L., Peng, K., & Wang, L. (2007). Culture and group perception: Dispositional and stereotypic inferences about novel and national groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93(4), 525-543.