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