Ph.D., 1991, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Dr. Ruscher's social cognition research focuses primarily on stereotyping and prejudice in communication. Current interest lies with the transmission of discriminatory performance feedback in intergroup settings, receptivity to feedback, and linguistic characterizations of grief and recovery.
Ruscher, J. B. (2012). Describing grief under cyclical versus linear conceptions of time. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 31, 533-546
Ruscher, J. B. (2011). Moving forward: The effect of spatial metaphors on perceptions about grief . Social Psychology, 42, 225-230. [Special issue: Spatial Constraints on Social Cognition]
Bradley-Geist, J. C., & Ruscher, J. B. (2011). Showcasing and subjugating minorities and women: Assignment to visible but trivial committees. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 2, 5-18.
Ruscher, J. B., Wallace, D., Walker, K. M., & Bell, L. H. (2010). Constructive feedback in cross-race interaction. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 603-619.
Kaplan, S. A., Santuzzi, A. M. & Ruscher, J. B. (2009). Elaborative metaphoric in outcome-dependent situations: The diluted relationship between default self-perceptions and metaphoric. Social Cognition, 27, 602-615
Ruscher, J. B., Cralley, E. L., & O'Farrell, K. J. (2005). How newly acquainted dyads develop shared stereotypic impressions of others through conversation. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 8, 259-270.
Ruscher, J. B. (2001). Prejudiced communication: A social psychological perspective. New York: Guilford Press.
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