Amanda  ElBassiouny

Amanda ElBassiouny, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(805) 493-3974
Swenson 238


I am a social psychologist that explores the impact of different types of identities on social and behavioral outcomes.  Specifically, my research has explored the differences between religious, moral, and spiritual identities on stereotyping in the workplace, coping with death related cognitions and social rejection, and increasing positive evaluations of outgroup members.  I am currently investigating how these identities in jurors impact the verdicts they make about Muslim defendants based on the type of crime they committed.  



Ph.D., Social Psychology, Howard University

M.S., Social Psychology, Howard University

B.S., Psychology, Brooklyn College, City University of New York


My areas of expertise include:

-Social Psychology

-Forensic Psychology


-Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination 


ElBassiouny, A., Ayala, R., & Sircy, K. (in press).  Factors influencing mock parole board members: Impact of an incarcerated person’s race/ethnicity, conversion while in prison, and mental health status. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy


ElBassiouny, A., & Sloan, L.R. (in press). Inoculation or resilience: How identity priming can mitigate the negative effects of mortality salience on state anxiety. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences


Sircy, K., & ElBassiouny, A. (in press).  Exploring the differences in the perceptions of the not guilty by reason of insanity plea based on the defendant’s motive and religious affiliation. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences


McCarthy, R. J., Gervais, W., Aczel, B., Al-Kire, R. L., Aveyard, M., Baraldo S. M., Baruh L.,    Basch, C., Baumert, A., Behler, A., Bettencourt, A., Bitar, A., Bouxom, H., Buck, A., Cemalcilar, Z., Chekroun, P., Chen, J. M., del Fresno- Díaz, A., Ducham, A, Edlund, J.E., ElBassiouny, A.,…Williams, C., Zogmaister, C. (2021). A multi-site collaborative study of the hostile priming effect. Collabra: Psychology, 7, 1-16. 


ElBassiouny, A., & Khan, S. (2021). Impact of race/ethnicity, veteran status, and place of birth on attitudes towards welfare recipients: An experimental approach. Psychological Reports, 124(4), 1824-1844.


Moore, J., ElBassiouny, A., & Kuehnel, J. (2020). The impact of a defendant’s race/ethnicity and gender on a potential juror’s willingness to discard a recanted confession. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, 10(1), 34-51.


Smith, M., ElBassiouny, A., & Sanders, A. (2020). Partnering across disciplines: Engaging students in peer collaboration on writing assignments. Journal of Teacher Action Research, 7(1), 101-125.


ElBassiouny, A., & Sloan, L.R. (2018). Effects of religious versus moral identity priming on the evaluation of ingroup and outgroup targets. North American Journal of Psychology, 20, 69-80.


Van Camp, D., Sloan, L.R., & ElBassiouny, A. (2016). People notice and use an applicant’s religion in job suitability evaluations. The Social Science Journal, 53, 459-466. doi: 10.1016/j.soscij.2016.02.006


Van Camp, D., Sloan, L. R., & ElBassiouny, A. (2014). Religious bias among religiously conscious Black Christians in the United States. The Journal of Social Psychology, 154, 4-7. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2013.835708


Elbedour, S., ElBassiouny, A., Bart, W. M., & Elbedour, H. (2012). School violence in Bedouin schools in Israel: A reexamination. School Psychology International, 34, 257-269. doi: 10.1177/0143034312453388


ElBassiouny, A. (2012). Why nonparametric statistics should be part of your toolkit. APS Observer, 25, 38-39.


Kozbelt, A., Seidel, A., ElBassiouny, A., Mark, Y., & Owen, D. R. (2010). Visual selection contributes to  artists’ advantages in realistic drawing. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 4(2), 93-102. doi: 10.1037/a0017657