Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Rebecca Dyer specializes in social and moral psychology; her research examines the motivational, emotional, and cognitive mechanisms underlying moral judgment and behavior. She is also interested in motivation and goal pursuit more broadly, emotion, and self-regulation.
Before arriving at Hamilton, Rebecca taught at Colgate University, and she has also been a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University. Dyer earned her doctorate from Yale University and her bachelor of arts degree from Haverford College.
Recent Courses Taught
The Science of Morality
- “Dimorphous expressions of positive emotion: Displays of both care and aggression in response to cute stimuli.” Aragon, 0. R., Clark, M. S., Dyer, R. L., & Bargh, J. A. Psychological Science, 26, 259-273, 2015.
- “An fMRI investigation of racial paralysis.” Norton, M. l., Mason, M. F., Vandello, J. A., Biga, A., & Dyer, R. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 387-393, 2013.
- “Automaticity in social-cognitive processes.” Bargh, J. A., Schwadcr, K. L., Hailey, S. E., Dyer, R. L., & Boothby, E. J. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16, 593-605, 2012.
- “Are you lying to me? Temporal cues for deception.” Boltz, M., Dyer, R. L., & Miller, A. R. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 29, 458-466, 2010.
- “Male susceptibility to attentional capture by power cues.” Mason, M. F., Zhang, S., & Dyer, R. L. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 482-485, 2010.
- “Neural mechanisms of social influence.” Mason, M. F., Dyer, R., & Norton, M. I. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 110, 152-159, 2009.
Association for Psychological Science
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Appointed to the Faculty2019
Ph.D., Yale University
M.Phil., Yale University
M.S., Yale University
B.A., Haverford College