My work focuses on the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup relations. I adopt dyadic and group-level approaches to studying intergroup interactions within laboratory and naturalistic settings. Within interracial interactions, I examine how social inferences are formed, the extent to which they are grounded in reality, and how they can be changed to improve intergroup relations. I also study the basic processes of accuracy and bias in person perception.
In collaboration with David Kenny, I was award the SPSP Theoretical Innovation Prize. I have also been awarded the SPSSI Louis Kidder early career award for my research on intergroup relations.
Note from the Network: The holder of this profile has certified having all necessary rights, licenses, and authorization to post the files listed below. Visitors are welcome to copy or use any files for noncommercial or journalistic purposes provided they credit the profile holder and cite this page as the source.
- West, T. V., & Kenny, D. A. (2011). The truth and bias model of judgment (T&B). Psychological Review, 118, 357-378.
- West, T. V., Heilman, M. E., Gullet, L., Moss-Racusin, C., A., & Magee, J. C. (2012). Building blocks of bias: Gender composition predicts male and female group members' evaluations of each other and the group. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1209-1212.
- West, T. V. (2011). Interpersonal perception in cross-group interactions: Challenges and potential solutions. European Review of Social Psychology, 22, 364-401.
- Kenny, D. A., & West, T. V. (2010). Similarity and agreement in self and other perception: A meta-analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Review.
- Shelton, J. N., West, T. V., & Trail, T. E. (2010). Concerns with appearing prejudiced: Implications for anxiety during daily interracial interactions. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 329-344.
- Penner, L. A., Dovidio, J. F., West, T. V., Gaertner, S. L., Albrecht, T. L., Dailey, R. K., & Markova, T. (2010). Aversive racism and medical interactions with black patients: A field study. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46, 436-440.
- West, T. V., Pearson, A. R., Dovidio, J. F., Shelton, J. N., & Trail. T. E. (2009). Superordinate identity and intergroup roommate friendship development. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1266-1272.
- West, T. V., Shelton, J. N., & Trail, T. E. (2009). Relational anxiety in interracial interactions. Psychological Science, 20, 289-292.
- Trail, T. E., Shelton, J. N., & West, T. V. (2009). Interracial roommate relationships: Negotiating daily interactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 671-684.
- Pearson, A.R., West, T.V., Dovidio, J.F., Powers, S., Buck, R., & Henning, R. (2008). The fragility of intergroup relations: Divergent effects of delayed audio-visual feedback in intergroup and intragroup interactions. Psychological Science, 19, 1272-1279.
- West, T. V., Popp, D., Kenny, D. A. (2008). A guide for the estimation of gender and sexual orientation effects in dyadic data: An actor-partner interdependence model approach. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 321-336.
- Kenny, D. A., West, T. V., Cillessen, A. H. N., Coie, J. D., Dodge, K. A., Hubbard, J. A., & Schwartz, D. (2007). Accuracy in the judgment of aggressiveness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1225-1236.
- Kenny, D. A., West, T. V., Malloy, T., & Albright, L. (2006). Componential analysis of interpersonal perception data. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10, 282-294.
- West, T. V., & Dovidio, J. F. (in press). Intergroup contact across time: Beyond initial contact. In G. Hodson & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Advances in intergroup contact. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
- West, T. V. (in press). Repeated-measure methods with dyads. To appear in J. A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of close relationships. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Close Relationships
- Person Perception in Dyads and Groups
- Social Psychology
- Structural Equation Modeling
Tessa V. West
Department of Social Psychology
New York University
6 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
- Work: (212) 998-7811
- Mobile: (860) 367-5283
- Fax: (212) 995-4981
- Skype Name: tessa.west