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Saera Khan

Saera Khan

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I explore how motivation and processing of social information act to influence the use of stereotypes when judging others. My interest is in gaining a comprehensive view of stereotyping by examining the process from various perspectives. For example, stereotypes can be studied from the perspective of the perceiver (i.e., the person using the stereotype to judge an individual), as well as the target (i.e., the individual belonging to the stereotyped group).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition


  • Khan, S. R. (2003). The role of implicit and explicit racial attitudes on judgments of minority members. Invited submission for the Ethnic Minority Handbook in Psychology (APA, Div. 45), pp. 291-306.
  • Lambert, A. J., Chasteen, A. L., Khan, S. R., & Manier, J. (1998). Rethinking our assumptions about stereotype inhibition: Do we need to correct our theories about correction? In R. S. Wyer (Ed.), Advances in Social Cognition (Vol. 11). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Journal Articles:

  • Jeffe, D. B., Khan, S. R., Meredith, K. L., Schlesinger, A., Fraser, V. J., & Mundy, L. M. (2000). Disclosure of HIV status to medical providers: Differences by gender, race, and immune function. Public Health Reports, 115 (1), 38-45.
  • Khan, S. R. (1999). Teaching an undergraduate course on the psychology of racism. Teaching of Psychology, 6, 28-33.
  • Khan, S. R., Byrne, C. A., & Livesay, K. (2005). The influence of sexual assault and fear of crime on judgments of rational discrimination. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 24, 963-980.
  • Khan, S. R., & Lambert, A. J. (2001). Perceptions of "Rational Discrimination": When do people attempt to justify race-based prejudice? Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 23, 43-54.
  • Khan, S. R., & Lambert, A. J. (1998). Ingroup favoritism versus black sheep effects in observations of informal conversations. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 20, 263-269.
  • Lambert, A. J., Khan, S. R., Lickel, B., & Fricke, K. (1997). Mood and the correction of positive vs. negative stereotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1002-1016.
  • Lambert, A. J., Payne, K. B., Jacoby, L. L., Shaffer, L. M., Chasteen, A. L., & Khan, S. R. (2003). Stereotypes as dominant responses: On the “social facilitation” of prejudice in anticipated public contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 277-295.

Other Publications:

Courses Taught:

  • General Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotyping and Prejudice

Saera Khan
Department of Psychology
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
United States

  • Phone: (415) 422-5794
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