Linda J. Skitka: Background

Linda J. Skitka

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., University of Michigan

POSITIONS

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994 – present
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1989 - 1994                             

SELECTED HONORS

  • President, Midwestern Psychological Association, 2017
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2016
  • Harold Lasswell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Political Psychology, awarded by the International Society of Political Psychology, 2016
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology Fellow, 2012
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Graduate Mentor of the Year Award, 2009
  • President, International Society for Justice Research, 2006 – 2008
  • Association for Psychological Science Fellow, 2007
  • Charter Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 2008
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychology, Graduate Mentor Award, 2006
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Advisor of the Year Award, 2002

SPSP SERVICE

Board of Directors, Member at Large, 2016 – 2018

SELECTED OTHER PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

  • Midwestern Psychological Association Council, 2017 -2019
  • Chair and Founding Member, Consortium for the Advancement of Social and Personality Science, which launched and serves as the governing board for the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2008 – 2012; 2013 – 2016
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology Executive Committee, 2007 – 2010; 2012 – 2015
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology Publications Committee, 2012-2013; 2014 – present
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology Distinguished Scientist Award Committee, 2014; 2015 (Chair)
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology Scientific Impact Award Committee, Chair, 2013
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology Membership Committee, 2012, Chair, 2013
  • International Society for Political Psychology, Summer School Committee, 2012
  • International Society for Political Psychology, Local Conference Organizer, 2012
  • International Society for Political Psychology, Lasswell Award Committee Chair, 2011
  • International Society for Justice Research Executive Committee, 2005 – 2009

SELECTED EDITORIAL POSITIONS

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, 2011-2016
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2008 – 2010
  • Associate Editor, Social Justice Research, 2003 – 2006
  • Editorial Board, Archives of Scientific Psychology, 2012 – present
  • Editorial Board, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 2004 – present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2004 - 2008
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, 2004 – 2010; 2017 - present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes, 1999 - 2002
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 2012 – present
  • Editorial Board, Moral Cognition and Communication, 2017 - present
  • Editorial Board, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2007 – present
  • Editorial Board, Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2014 - present
  • Editorial Board, Political Psychology, 2008 – present
  • Editorial Board, Psychological Science, 2012- present
  • Editorial Board, Routledge Studies in Political Psychology, 2011 - present
  • Editorial Board, Social Justice Research, 2011 – present
  • Editorial Board, Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2013 – present

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • International Society for Justice Research
  • International Society for Political Psychology
  • Midwestern Political Science Association
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Moral and political psychology, moral conviction, ideological differences, social psychological consequences of terrorism, research methods, statistics