Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Chapman College
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Office Phone: 436-2925
Office Room #: PB45
Preferred means of contact: Email
6-9pm Monday evening
2-3pm Tuesday/Thursday afternoons
Courses typically taught:
Undergraduate Level Courses: Multicultural Psychology; Statistics; Social Psychology; Psychology of Women; Research; Positive Psychology; Senior Seminar: Psychology’s Place in Interdisciplinary Animal Studies; Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies; Women’s & Gender Studies Practicum; Special Topics: Psychology and Activism; Special Topics: Psychology of Culture Shock
Graduate Level Courses: Psychology of Women; Social Psychology Seminar; Individual Studies; Research Report; Thesis; Special Topics: Psychology and Activism; Special Topics: Positive Psychology; Special Topics: Psychology of Culture Shock
Brief description of research interests: My overlapping teaching and scholarship interests include social psychology, qualitative research methods, discrimination, activism, diversity, intergroup relations, group identity, gender socialization, mentoring and rites of passage, psychology of utopian community and well-being, and animals and social justice.
Bean, N, Lucas, L, Hyers, L. L. (In press). Mentoring in higher education should be the norm to assure success:
Lessons learned from the Faculty Mentoring Program, Mentoring and Tutoring Journal.
Hyers, L. L. & Shive, G. (2013). Building a solid foundation for our majors with the introductory psychology
course, Psychology Learning & Teaching, 12 (2), 147-158.
Hyers, L. L. & Merskin, D. (2012). Minding animals: Feminism and animal studies, International Society for
Environmental Ethics Newsletter, 23 (3).
Hyers, L. L. (2012). Minding the individual: Compassionate conservation and the conservationists’ dilemma,
International Society for Environmental Ethics Newsletter, 23 (3).
Hyers, L. L., Syphan, J., Cochran, K., & Brown, T. (2012). Disparities in the professional development interactions
of university faculty as a function of their gender and ethnic underrepresentation, Journal of Faculty
Development, 26 (1), 18-28.
Hyers, L.L, Cochran, K. L. & Schaeffer, B. A. (2011). Fundamentalist demonstrations on the liberal arts campus:
Observations and recommendations. Journal of College Student Development,52(5), 598-609.
Hyers, L. L. (2010). Choosing alternatives to silence in face-to-face encounters with everyday heterosexism. Journal
of Homosexuality, 57, 539–565.
Hyers, L. L. and Hyers, C. (2008). Everyday discrimination experienced by conservative Christians at the secular
university. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 8,113-137.
Swim, J. K. & Hyers, L. L. (2008). Sexism: Evidence and challenges to documenting its prevalence. In T. D. Nelson
(Ed.) Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination, New York, New York: Psychology Press.
Hyers, L. L. (2008). Rediscovering the joy of body love, Off Our Backs: The Feminist News Journal, 37, 50-54.
Hyers, L. L. (2007). Challenging everyday prejudice: The personal and social implications of women's assertive
responses to interpersonal incidents of anti-Black racism, anti-Semitism, heterosexism, and sexism, Sex
Roles, 56, 1 – 12.
Hyers, L. L. (2007). Myths used to legitimize the exploitation of animals: An application of Social Dominance
Theory. Anthrozoos, 19, 194 - 210.
Hyers, L. L., Swim, J. K., & Mallet, R.M. (2006). The personal is political: Using daily diaries to examine everyday
prejudice-related experiences. In S. Hesse-Biber & P. Leavy (Eds.) Emergent Methods in Social Research,
NY, NY: Sage.
Swim, J. K. & Hyers, L. L. (2006, reprint). Excuse me--What did you just say?!: Women's public and private
reactions to sexist remarks. In D. T. Miller (Ed.), An Invitation to Social Psychology: Expressing and
Censoring the Self, A Reader (p. 37). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. (Reprinted from Journal of
Experimental Social Psychology, 35, pp. 68 - 88, 1999).
Swim, J. K., Hyers, L. L., Cohen, L. L., & Ferguson, M. J. (2005, reprint). Everyday sexism. In R. H. Lauer & J. C. Lauer (Ed.), Sociology: Windows on Society, Fifth Edition (p. 301). Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing.
(Reprinted from Journal of Social Issues, 57, pp. 31-54, 2001).
Suzuki-Crumly, J. & Hyers, L. L. (2004). The relationship between ethnic identification, psychological well-being,
and intergroup competence: An investigation of two biracial groups. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 10, 137-150.
Swim, J. K., Hyers, L. L., Cohen, L. L., Fitzgerald, D., & Bylsma, W. (2003). African American college
students' experiences with everyday racism: Characteristics of and responses to incidents. Journal of Black Psychology, 29, 38-67.
Hyers, L. L., Ritz, S., & Suzuki-Crumly, J. (2002). Perspectives on diversity and inequality. Psychology of Women
Quarterly, 26, 264-265.
Hyers, L. L. (2001). An examination of the Cross African American identity model in a national sample. Journal
of Black Psychology, 27, 139 -171.
Swim, J. K., Hyers, L. L., Cohen, L.L., & Fergusen, M. J. (2001). Everyday sexism: Evidence for its incidence
nature and psychological impact from three daily diary studies. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 31-54.
Shotland, R. L. & Hyers, L. L. (2000). Evidence for the Common Law as a hypothesis generating tool for
conflict resolution: What is fair? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 2534-2557.
Swim, J. K. & Hyers, L. L. (1999). Excuse me--What did you just say?!: Women's public and private reactions
to sexist remarks. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35, 68-88.
Swim, J. K., Ferguson, M. J., & Hyers, L. L. (1999). Avoiding stigma by association: Subtle prejudice against
lesbians in the form of social distancing. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 21, 61-68.
Hyers, L. L., & Swim, J. K. (1998). A comparison of the experiences of dominant and minority group
members during an intergroup encounter. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 1, 143-163.
Swim, J. K., Cohen, L. L, & Hyers, L. L. (1998). Experiencing everyday prejudice and discrimination. In J. K.
Swim, & C. Stangor (Eds.). Prejudice: The target's perspective. San Diego: Academic Press.