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Neil Lutsky

Neil Lutsky

Neil Lutsky is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology at Carleton College, where he directs the Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (Quirk) Initiative:

Professor Lutsky's interests include the teaching of social psychology (and the teaching of psychology more generally), social influence and social perception, and gerontology. Within social and personality psychology, he is specifically interested in obedience to authority, psychology and the Holocaust, stereotyping, social perception and attribution, personality consistency and stability, and the psychology of endings.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Lutsky, N. (2004). After the novelty: Plotting the impact of expressive writing. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 23(6), 878-880.
  • Lutsky, N. (1995). When is "obedience" obedience? Conceptual and historical commentary. Journal of Social Issues, 51(3), 55-65.
  • Lutsky, N. (1993). A scheme and variations for studies of social influence in an experimental social psychology laboratory. Teaching of Psychology, 20(2), 105-107.
  • Lutsky, N. (1986). A negative attitude toward a classroom technique eliciting attitudes toward elderly persons. Teaching of Psychology, 13(3), 148-149.
  • Lutsky, N. (1986). Undergraduate research experience through the analysis of data sets in psychology courses. Teaching of Psychology, 13(3), 119-122.

Other Publications:

  • Carpenter, S., Lutsky, N., Wann, D. L., Symbaluk, D. G., Cameron, J., Sattler, D., et al. (2000). Focusing on experimentation. In M. E. Ware and D. E. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology, Vol. III: Personality, abnormal, clinical-counseling, and social (2nd ed., pp. 161-174). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Lutsky, N. (1987). Inducing academic suicide: A demonstration of social influence. In V. P. Makosky, L. G. Whittemore, and A. M. Rogers (Eds.), Activities handbook for the teaching of psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 123-126). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Puente, A. E., Blanch, E., Candland, D. K., Denmark, F. L., Laman, C., Lutsky, N., et al. (1993). Toward a psychology of variance: Increasing the presence and understanding of ethnic minorities in psychology. In T. V. McGovern (Ed.), Handbook for enhancing undergraduate education in psychology (pp. 71-92). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Courses Taught:

  • Lab in Social Behavior and Interpersonal Processes
  • Lab in Social Cognition
  • Laboratory Research Methods in Personality
  • Measurement and Data Analysis in Psychology
  • Personality
  • Principles of Psychology
  • Psychology and the Holocaust
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Seminar on Positive Psychology
  • Social Behavior and Interpersonal Processes
  • Social Cognition
  • The Psychology of Endings

Neil Lutsky
Department of Psychology
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
United States

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