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Faculty

jbr2013 Janet B. Ruscher, Ph.D.
Professor

Ph.D., 1991, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Curriculum Vitae

Email: ruscher@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-3309(504) 862-3309
3049 Percival Stern Hall and 201 Lindy Boggs Center
PhD Program:Psychological Science: Social Psychology

Research Interests

Dr. Ruscher's social cognition research focuses primarily on stereotyping and prejudice in communication and language. Current work considers the roles of metaphors in social perception.

Selected Publications

Boasso, A., Overstreet, S., & Ruscher, J. B. (2014). Community disasters and shared trauma: Potential implications of listening to a co-survivor narrative. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 1-13 DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2014.912055

Tipler, C. N., & Ruscher, J. B. (2014). Agency’s role in dehumanization: Non-human metaphors of outgroups. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 214-228.

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 meta-perceptions in outcome-dependent situations: The diluted relationship between default self-perceptions and meta-perceptions. 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.

Dr. Ruscher's Courses


Current and Former Students


Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 • psych@tulane.edu