Dr. Melissa McManus Scircle has a bachelor's degree from Indiana University Bloomington and a master's and doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Broadly, her research interests are in stereotyping and prejudice, and particularly in ways that we can decrease them in our society. Most semesters, Dr. Scircle teaches Introductory Psychology and Experimental Psychology with Social Psychology, Social Cognition, and The Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice on a rotating schedule. Dr. Scircle serves on the University Institutional Review board and the President's Commission for Inclusive Excellence, among others, and advises several student organizations.
Behavioral Sciences Department