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Curtis Phills

Curtis Phills


Faculty Bio


Associate Professor

Phone: (904) 620-2807

Office: Building 51, Room 3429


Research Interests

 Understanding social biases and developing strategies to reduce them.


Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology, Prejudice, Stereotyping, Discrimination


Selected Publications

 Phills, C. E., Hahn, A., & Gawronski, B. (in press). The bidirectional causal relation between implicit stereotypes and implicit prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Phills, C.E., Kawakami, K., Krusemark, D.R., & Nguyen, J. (2019). Does reducing implicit prejudice increase out-group iden- tification? The downstream consequences of evaluative training on associations between the self and racial cate- gories. Social Personality and Psychological Science, 10, 26-34. [pdf]

Phills, C. E., Kawakami, K., Tabi, E., Nadolny, D. & Inzlicht, M. (2011). Mind the Gap: Increasing Associations Between the Self and Blacks with Approach Behaviors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 197-210. [pdf]


I am a social psychologist interested in three big questions: 1) What is the fundamental nature of social bias in our world, 2) How are different forms of social bias related to one another, and 3) How can we reduce social bias?



Ph.D., Psychology, York University (2012)

M.A., Psychology, York University (2006)

B.A. (Honors), Psychology, York University (2004)