041608_Andy_Karpinski_004Associate Professor

1701 North 13th Street
520 Weiss Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122


Implicit cognition, unconscious processes


I am a social psychologist interested in how the mind works, with a focus on unconscious processes. My research concerns the measurement of implicit attitudes and the nature of (primarily unconscious) cognition. I teach courses on consciousness (and unconsciousness), social psychology, social cognition, and graduate statistics. In my spare time I like to ride my bike, cheer for the Phillies, and travel.

Selected Publications

Breen, A. B., & Karpinski, A. (2013). Implicit and explicit attitudes toward gay males and lesbians among heterosexual males and females. Journal of Social Psychology, 153, 151-174
Karpinski, A., Steinberg, J. A., Versek, B., & Alloy, L. B. (2007). The breadth-based adjective rating task (BART) as an indirect measure of self-esteem. Social Cognition, 25, 778-818.
Karpinski, A., & Steinman, R. B. (2006). The single category implicit association test as a measure of implicit social cognition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 16-32.
Karpinski, A. (2004). Measuring self-esteem using the implicit association test: The role of the other. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 22-34.
Karpinski, A., & Hilton, J. L. (2001). Attitudes and the implicit association test. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 774-788.

Courses Taught

Psychology 0816 Workings of the mind: Conscious and unconscious determinants of behavior
Psychology 1061 Introduction to Psychology
Psychology 2401 Foundations of Social Psychology
Psychology 3411 Social Cognition
Psychology 8612 Advanced Social Psychology
Psychology 8011 Graduate Statistics and Data Analysis I
Psychology 8012 Graduate Statistics and Data Analysis II
Psychology 8610 The Self and Free Will: Conscious and Unconscious Influences on Cognition and Behavior