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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Michael G. Dudley

Associate Professor


Education: Ph.D., 2005
University of Kentucky

Social Psychology

(618) 650-3659


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About Dr. Dudley

Michael G. Dudley received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2005. He is an Associate Professor in the psychology department and serves as the faculty advisor for SIUE's chapter of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. Dr. Dudley teaches introductory psychology, social psychology, research design and statistics, group dynamics, and the psychology of gender. His experimental research focuses on prejudicial attitudes and the influence of stigmas on impression management and interpersonal interactions. His applied research involves conducting program evaluations to test the effectiveness of health education intervention services offered by various organizations in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. His research has been published in Personality and Individual Differences, AIDS Education and Prevention, the Journal of Homosexuality, and the Journal of GLBT Family Studies, and has been presented at regional, national, and international conferences sponsored by organizations such as the Midwestern Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and Oxford University.

Mentoring Expertise

Dr. Dudley is available to mentor students interested in social psychological research, including stigma, gender, group dynamics, and community-based intervention programs.

Representative Publications

  • Dudley, M. G., & Mulvey, D. (2009). Differentiating among outgroups: Predictors of congruent and discordant prejudice. North American Journal of Psychology, 11, 143-156.
  • Rostosky, S.S., Riggle, E.D.B., Dudley, M.G., & Comer Wright, M.L. (2006). Commitment in same-sex relationships: A qualitative analysis of couples' conversations. Journal of Homosexuality, 51, 199-223.
  • Dudley, M. G., Rostosky, S. S., Riggle, E. D. B., Duhigg, J. M., Brodnicki, C. & Couch, R. (2005). Same-sex couples' experience with homonegativity. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 1, 67-78.
  • Dudley, M. G., Rostosky, S. R., Korfhage, B. A., & Zimmerman, R. S. (2004). Correlates of high risk sexual behavior among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 16, 328-340.
  • Dudley, M. G. & Harris, M. J. (2003). To think or not to think: The moderating role of need for cognition in expectancy-consistent impression formation. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 1657-1667.
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