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The Department of Psychology

The College of Education & Human Service Professions

Randall A. Gordon, Ph.D.


Experimental & Industrial-Organizational

May advise Plan B Projects


Ph.D., University of Houston, 1984

Research Interests

Prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination.
Psychological entitlement and academic performance


Vanhove, A., & Gordon, R. A. (in press). Weight discrimination: A
meta-analytic examination of the relationship between weight
and work-related outcomes. Journal of Applied Social

Gordon, R. A. (2008). Attributional style and athletic performance:
Strategic optimism and defensive pessimism. Psychology of
Sport and Exercise, 9, 336-350.

Gordon, R. A., Druckman, D., Rozelle, R. M., & Baxter, J. C.
(2006). Nonverbal behaviour as communication: approaches,
issues, and research. In O. D. W. Hargie (ed.), Handbook of
communication skills (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Gordon, R. A. (1996). The impact of ingratiation on judgments and
evaluations: A meta-analytic investigation. Journal of Personality
and Social Psychology, 71, 54-70.

Gordon, R. A., & Vicari, P. J.* (1992). Eminence in social
psychology: A comparison of textbook citation, SSCI, and
productivity rankings. Personality and Social Psychology
Bulletin, 18, 26 38.

Gordon, R. A. (1990). Informational bases of behavioral intentions
and behavioral expectations or self predictions. Basic and
Applied Social Psychology, 11, 433 442.

Gordon, R. A., Walden, T. L.*, McNicholas, M. L.*, & Bindrim, T. A.*
(1988). Perceptions of blue collar and white collar crime: The
effect of defendant race on simulated juror decisions. Journal of
Social Psychology, 128, 191-197.

Gordon, R. A., Rozelle, R. M., & Baxter, J. C. (1988). The effect of
applicant age, job level, and accountability on the evaluation of
job applicants. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision
Processes, 41, 20-33.

Gordon, R. A., & Arvey, R. D. (1986). Perceived and actual ages of
workers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 28, 21 28.