Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Victor Camillo Ottati

 Title: Professor, Ph.D. 
Office: 243 Coffey Hall
Phone: 773.508.3024  
E-mail: vottati@luc.edu 

 


Background Information

Post-Doctorate Fellowship(s):  
Ph.D., 1988, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  

Classes Taught:

Graduate: Social psychology, social cognition, attitudes and attitude change, political psychology, consumer psychology, mass communication, judgment & decision making.

Undergraduate: Introductory psychology, social psychology, advanced social psychology, personality, experimental psychology, consumer psychology, mass media, voting behavior. 

 

Research Interests:

My research addresses basic theoretical questions within the area of social psychology; as well as interdisciplinary issues within the areas of political psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and the the psychology of communication. In exploring these issues, I adopt an information processing approach that incorporates the role of affect and nonverbal cues. My work can be divided into five programs of research. These concern (1) dogmatism and open-minded cognition, (2) cognitive processing style and political judgment, (2) the role of episodic affect and nonverbal cues as a determinant of political attitudes, (3) the distinction between corrected and uncorrected social judgments, (4) research concerning stereotyping and perceived group variability, and (5) cross-cultural research on subjective culture.  

 

Selected Publications:

Triandis, H.C., Marin, G., Hui, H.C., Lisansky, J., & Ottati, V. (1984). Role perceptions of Hispanic young adults. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 15, 297-320.

 

Fishbein, M., Middlestadt, S., Ottati, V., Straus, S., & Ellis, A. (1988). Medical problems among ICSOM musicians: Overview of a national survey. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, March, 1-8.

 

Ottati, V., Fishbein, M., & Middlestadt, S.E. (1988). Determinants of voters' beliefs about the candidates' stands on the issues: The role of evaluative bias heuristics and the candidates' expressed message. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 517-529.

 

Ottati, V., Riggle, E.J., Wyer, R.S., Jr., Schwarz, N., & Kuklinski, J. (1989). The cognitive and affective bases of opinion survey responses. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 404-415.

 

Ottati, V., & Wyer, R.S., Jr. (1990). The cognitive mediators of political choice: Toward a comprehensive model of political information processing. In J.A. Ferejohn and J.H. Kuklinski (Eds.), Information and Democratic Process (pp. 186-216). Urbana, Il: University of Illinois Press.

 

Ottati, V. (1990). Determinants of political judgments: The joint influence of normative and heuristic rules of inference, Political Behavior, 12, 159-179.

 

Kuklinski, J.H., Riggle, E., Ottati, V., Schwarz, N., & Wyer, R.S. (1991). The cognitive and affective bases of political tolerance judgments. American Journal of Political Science, 35, 1-27.

 

Riggle, E., Ottati, V., Wyer, R.S., Kuklinski, J., & Schwarz, N.(1992). Bases of political judgments: The role of stereotypic and non-stereotypic information. Political Behavior, 14, 67-87.

 

Ottati, V., Steenbergen, M, & Riggle, E. (1992). The cognitive and affective components of political attitudes: Measuring the determinants of candidate evaluations. Political Behavior, 14, 423-442.

 

Wyer, R.S., Jr., & Ottati, V. (1993). Political information processing. In S. Iyengar and J. McGuire (Eds.) Explorations in Political Psychology (264-295), Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

 

Ottati, V., & Wyer, R.S., Jr. (1993). Affect and political judgment. In S. Iyengar and J. McGuire (Eds.), Explorations in Political Psychology (296-320), Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

 

Kuklinski, J.H., Riggle, E., Ottati, V., Schwarz, N., & Wyer, R.S. (1993). Thinking about political tolerance, more or less, with more or less information. In G. Marcus & R. Hanson (Eds.), Reconsidering the Democratic Public (225-248), University Park, PA.: Penn State University Press.

 

Lee, Y., & Ottati, V. (1993). Determinants of in-group and out-group perceptions of heterogeneity: An investigation of Sino-American stereotypes. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 24, 298-316.

 

Iyengar, S., & Ottati, V. (1994). Cognitive perspective in political psychology. In R.S. Wyer & T.K. Srull (Eds.), Handbook of Social Cognition, Second Edition, Vol. 2 (143-188), Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.

 

Lee, Y., & Ottati, V. (1995). Perceived in-group homogeneity as a function of group membership salience and stereotype threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 612-621.

 

Graesser, A.C., & Ottati, V. (1995). Why stories? Some evidence, questions, and challenges. In R.S. Wyer & T.K. Srull (Eds.), Advances in Social Cognition (Vol. VII), Knowledge and Memory: The Real Story (121-132), Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Ottati, V., & Lee, Y. (1995). Accuracy: A neglected component of stereotype research. In Y. Lee, L. Jussim, & C.R. McCauley (Eds.), Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences (29-59), Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

 

Ottati, V., & Isbell, L. (1996). Effects of mood during exposure to target information on subsequently reported judgments: An on-line model of misattribution and correction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 39-53.

 

Ottati, V. (1996). When the survey question directs retrieval: Implications for assessing the cognitive and affective predictors of global evaluation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 1-21.

 

Ottati, V., Terkildsen, N., & Hubbard, C. (1997). Happy faces elicit heuristic processing in a televised impression formation task: A cognitive tuning account. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23, 1144-1156.

 

Graesser, A., Kennedy, T., Wiemer-Hastings, P., & Ottati, V. (1999). The use of computational cognitive models to improve questions on surveys and questionnaires. In M. Sirken, D. Herrmann, S. Schechter, N. Schwarz, J. Tanur, & R. Tourangeau (Eds.), Cognition and survey research (199-216), New York: Wiley.

 

McCauley, C., Ottati, V., Lee, Y. (1999). National differences in economic growth: The role of personality and culture. In Y. Lee, C.R. McCauley, & Draguns (Eds.), Personality and person perception across cultures (85-102), Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.

 

Ottati, V., Triandis, H.C., Hui, C.H. (1999). Subjective culture and the workplace: Comparing Hispanic and Mainstream naval recruits. In Y. Lee, C.R. McCauley, & Draguns (Eds.), Personality and person perception across cultures (235-254), Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.

 

Ottati, V., Graesser, A., Rhoads, S. (1999). The effect of metaphor on processing style in a persuasion task: A motivational resonance model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 688-697.

 

Ottati, V. (2001). The psychological determinants of political judgment. In A. Tesser & N. Schwarz (Eds.), Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Intraindividual Processes (615-634), Oxford: Blackwell.

 

Lee, Y., & Ottati, V. (2001). Attitudes Toward Illegal Immigration into the U.S.: California Proposition 187. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 23, 430-443.

 

Ottati, V., & Deiger, M. (2002). Visual cues and the candidate evaluation process. In Ottati, V., Tindale, R.S., Edwards, J., Bryant, F.B., Heath, L., O'Connell, D.C., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Posavac, E.J. (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Politics. Social Psychological Application to Social Issues, Vol. 5 (75-87). New York, N.Y., Kluwer Academic - Plenum Publishers.

 

Ottati, V., Wyer, R.S., Deiger, M., Houston, D. (2002). The psychological determinants of candidate evaluation and voting preference. In Ottati, V., Tindale, R.S., Edwards, J., Bryant, F.B., Heath, L., O'Connell, D.C., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Posavac, E.J. (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Politics. Social Psychological Application to Social Issues, Vol. 5 (3-28). New York, N.Y., Kluwer Academic - Plenum Publishers.

 

Isbell, L., Ottati, V. (2002). The emotional voter: Effects of episodic affective reactions on candidate evaluation. In Ottati, V., Tindale, R.S., Edwards, J., Bryant, F.B., Heath, L., O'Connell, D.C., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Posavac, E.J. (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Politics. Social Psychological Application to Social Issues, Vol. 5 (55-74). New York, N.Y., Kluwer Academic - Plenum Publishers.

 

Lee, Y., Ottati, V., Guo, D. (2002). Understanding and preventing depression among Mainland Chinese children. Prevention and Treatment, Vol. 5, Article 10, May 8.

 

Lee, Y., & Ottati, V. (2002).  Attitudes toward U.S. Immigration Policy:  The role of ingroup-outgroup bias, economic concern, and obedience to law.  Journal of Social Psychology, 142, 617-634..

 

Corrigan, P.W., Watson, A.C., Ottati, V. (2003).  From whence comes mental illness stigma?  International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 49, 142-157.

 

Lee, Y-T., Takaku, S., Ottati, V. & Yan, G. (2004). Perception and interpretation of terrorism, justice, and conflict: Three cultures and two sides of one coin. In Y-T. Lee, C. R. McCauley, F. Moghaddam, & S. Worchel (eds.), The psychology of ethnic and cultural conflict (217-234). Westport, CT: Praeger.

 

Watson, A.C., Corrigan, P.W., Ottati, V. (2004). Police officer attitudes toward and decisions about persons with mental illness.  Psychiatric Services, 55 (1), 49-53.

 

Watson, A.C., Corrigan, P.W., Ottati, V. (2004). Police responses to persons with mental illness: Does the label matter?  Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 32, 378-385.

 

Ottati, V., Bodenhausen, G., Newman, L. (2005).  Social psychological models of mental illness stigma.  In P. Corrigan, P. (Ed.), On the stigma of mental illness: Practical strategies for research and social Change (99-128). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

 

Watson, A., Ottati, V., Lurigio, A., Heyrman, M. (2005).  Stigma and the police. In P. Corrigan, P. (Ed.), On the stigma of mental illness: Practical strategies for research and social Change (197-218). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

 

Ottati, V., Edwards, J., Krumdick, N. (2005).  Attitudes and attitude change:  Intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary applications.  In D. Albarracin, B.T. Johnson, & M.P. Zanna (Eds.), The handbook of attitudes (707-742).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Ottati, V., Claypool, H., Gingrich, B. (2005). Effects of a Group Stereotype on Memory for Behaviors Performed by a Group Member.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 35, 797-808.

 

Isbell, L.M., Ottati, V., & Burns, K.C.  (2006).  Affect and politics: Effects on judgment, processing, and information seeking.  In D.P. Redlawsk (Ed.), Feeling politics: Emotion in political information processing (57-86). New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.

 

Ottati, V., Krumdick, N. (2007).  Attitudes and behavior: Critical Issues.  In I. Ajzen, D. Albarracin, & R. Hornik (Eds.), Prediction and change of health behavior (101-107). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Watson, A.C., Morabito, M.S., Draine, J., Ottati, V. (2008).  Improving police response to persons with mental illness: A multi-level conceptualization of CIT.  International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 31, 359-368.

 

Watson, A.C, Ottati, V.C., Morabito, M., Draine, J., Kerr, A.N., Angell, B.  (2010).  Outcomes of police contacts with persons with mental illness: The impact of CIT. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 37, 302-317.

 

Ottati, V., Coats, S., Mae, L., DeCoster, J., Smith, E.  (2010). Implicit Evaluation of familiar and novel concepts presented at low levels of conscious detectability.  American Journal of Psychology, 123, 15-27. 

 

Lee, Y-T, Ottati, V., Luo, Z-L, & Wu, S. (2010).  Human Categorization: Stereotype Accuracy and Social Justice. In Y-T. Lee & L. Liu (Eds.), Social cognition : Understanding ourselves and others (154-178). Beijing, China : Beijing Normal University Press.

 

Ottati, V., Renstrom, R. A. (2010).  Metaphor and persuasive communication: A multi-functional approach.  Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4/9: 783-794.

 

Hart, W., Ottati, V., Krumdick, N. (2011).  Physical attractiveness and candidate evaluation: A model of correction. Political Psychology, 32, 181-203.

 

Lee, Y., Ottati, V., Bornman, E., Yang, S. (2011).  A cross-cultural investigation of beliefs about justice in China, USA, and South Africa.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35, 511-521.

 

Watson, A.C., Ottati, V., Draine, J., Morabito, M. (2011).  CIT in context: The impact of mental health resource availability and district saturation on call dispositions.  International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 34, 287-294.

 

Morabito, M. S., Kerr, A. N., Watson, A., Draine, J., Ottati, V., Angell, B. (2012).  Crisis Intervention Teams and people with mental illness:  Exploring the factors that influence the use of force.  Crime and Delinquency, 58, 57-77.

 

Cheng, J. S., Ottati, V. C., & Price, E. D. (2013). The arousal model of moral condemnation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(6), 1012–1018.

 

Ottati, V., Renstrom, R. & Price, E.D. (2013). The Metaphorical Framing Model: Political Communication and Public Opinion. In M. Landau, M. Robinson, & B. Meier. (Eds). The Power of Metaphor: Examining Its Influence on Social Life (pp. 176-198). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.  

 

Lee, Y., Ottati, V., Lin, C., Chan, S. X. (2014).  How are Asian Americans seen and evaluated? Examining ethnic stereotypes and their cultural complexity. Cross-Cultural Communication, 10, 98-111.

 

Aalai, A., Ottati, V.  (2014). The mythical framing effect: Media coverage and public opinion regarding the Iraq War.  Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism, 4: 217, 1-8.

 

Price, E., Ottati, V., Wilson, C., & Kim, S. (2015). Open-minded cognition. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin41(11), 1488-1504.

 

Sumaktoyo, N. G., Ottati, V., & Untoro, V. (2015). The Paradoxical Religiosity Effect: Religion and Politics in Indonesia and the United States. Politics and Religion, 1-27.

 

Ottati, V., Price, E. D., Wilson, C., & Sumaktoyo, N. (2015). When self-perceptions of expertise increase closed-minded cognition: The earned dogmatism effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 61, 131-138.

 

Wilson, C., Ottati, V., & Price, E. (2016). Open-minded cognition: The attitude justification effect. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-12.

 

Ottati, V., Wilson, C., & Lambert, A. (2016). Accessibility, priming, and political judgment. Current Opinion in Psychology, 12, 1-5.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND CONVENTION ACTIVITIES

Kuklinski, J.H., Ottati, V., Riggle, E., Schwarz, N., & Wyer, R.S. The influence of candidate physical attractiveness on voters' judgments about the candidate. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Il, September, 1987.

 

Fishbein, M., Ottati, V., & Middlestadt, S. Truth versus balance as factors influencing political judgments. Invited Address at the 21st Inter-American Congress of Psychology, Havana, Cuba, 1987.

 

Kuklinski, J.H., Riggle, E., Ottati, V., Schwarz, N., & Wyer, R.S., Jr. Experiments on the applications of principals in political judgment. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Il, April, 1987.

 

Ottati, V. The cognitive and affective determinants of political judgments. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 1988.

 

Ottati, V. A psychological analysis of substantive and non-substantive determinants of political judgment. Invited Presentation with the SUSB Cognitive Science Group, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, November, 1988.

 

Ottati, V. Determinants of political judgments: The joint influence of normative and heuristic rules of inference. Invited Presentation at the Shambaugh Conference on Communication, Cognition, and Political Judgments and Action, University of Iowa, Iowa City, November, 1988.

 

Ottati, V., & Terkildsen, N. Perceptions of the candidates' stands on the issues: The role of projection and the candidates' expressed message. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Il, April, 1989.

 

Ottati, V., & Terkildsen, N. Perceptions of the candidates' stands on the issues: An experimental approach to the study of projection effects. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Il, April, 1990.

 

Ottati, V. Social Psychological Analyses of Political Judgment and Choice. Panel Chair and Discussant at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, August, 1990.

 

Lee, Y., & Ottati, V. Determinants of in-group and out-group perceptions of heterogeneity: An investigation of Sino- American stereotypes. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA, August, 1990.

 

Ottati, V. Priming and Framing in Election Campaigns. Panel Discussant at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August, 1991.

 

Ottati, V., Terkildsen, N., & Hubbard, C. Processing verbal and nonverbal social information cues: The appraisal of a televised political candidate. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 1993.

 

Ottati, V., Terkildsen, N., & Hubbard, C. The effect of facial display on processing style in an impression formation task. Presented to the Social Cognition Group, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, October, 1994.

 

Ottati, V., & Isbell, L. Mood and impression formation. Presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, October, 1994.

 

Ottati, V., Terkildsen, N., & Hubbard, C. Specific issues, global ideology, and visual image: An interdependent model of candidate evaluation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 1994.

 

Lee, Y., & Ottati, V. Accuracy: A neglected component of stereotype research. Presented at the Stereotype Accuracy Conference, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, June, 1994.

 

Ottati, V., Isbell, L. The role of affect in political information processing. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 1995.

 

Ottati, V. Framing Effects. Panel discussant and chair at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 1995.

 

Ottati, V., Isbell, L. Effects of mood at exposure on subsequent judgments of a target person: A model of assimilation and contrast. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 1995.

 

Ottati, V., Isbell, L. Evaluating a political candidate: Does affect play a unique causal role? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, New York, NY, July, 1995.

 

Ottati, V., Rhoads, S., Graesser, A. Metaphor and persuasion. Presented to the Social Cognition Group, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, March, 1996.

 

Ottati, V., Rhoads, S., Graesser, A. Metaphor and persuasive communication. Presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, March, 1996.

 

Ottati, V., Terkildsen, N., & Hubbard, C. Happy faces elicit heuristic processing in a candidate evaluation task: A cognitive tuning account. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April, 1996.

 

Ottati, V., Graesser, A., & Rhoads, S. Metaphor and persuasion. Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 1996.

 

Ottati, V., Terkildsen, N., & Hubbard, C. Happy faces elicit heuristic processing in an impression formation task: A cognitive tuning account. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 1996.

 

Lee, Y., Ottati, V., & Hussain, I. California proposition 187: A case of cultural conflict or national economic concern? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, April, 1997.

 

Ottati, V., Rhoads, S., & Graesser, A. Metaphor and persuasion: An affective resonance model. Colloquium Presentation at the Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, April, 1997.

 

Ottati, V., Rhoads, S., & Graesser, A. The effect of metaphor on processing style in a persuasion task: Two experiments. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 1997.

 

Ottati, V. The effect of affective cues on processing style. Colloquium Presentation at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Chicago, October, 1997.

 

Ottati, V. Exporting the affect as information approach: Processing effects elicited by facial display and figurative language. Presented at the Fourth Annual S.P.O.C Conference, Chicago, IL, April, 1998.

 

Ottati, V. Affective cues and processing style: Beyond mood. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 1998.

 

Ottati, V. Subjective culture and the workplace: Comparing Hispanic and mainstream naval recruits. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI, April, 1999.

 

Ottati, V. Mood. Panel Moderator at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, April, 1999.

 

Ottati, V. Metaphor and persuasive communication: The motivational resonance hypothesis. Invited Address at the Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July, 1999.

 

Lee, Y., Ottati, V. Perceived variability and modality within and between bounded social entities: A multi-factorial approach. Presented at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussells, Belgium, July, 1999.

 

Ottati, V., Claypool, H., Gingrich, B., & Houston, D. Effects of a stereotype and personalized expectancy on memory for behaviors performed by a group member: The dual-coding hypothesis. Invited Colloquium at the Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, January, 2000.

 

Ottati, V., Claypool, H., Gingrich, B. Memory for behaviors performed by a group member: The dual-coding hypothesis. Presented at the Sixth Annual S.P.O.C. Conference, Chicago, IL, April, 2000.

 

Ottati, V., Mae, L., Coats, S., DeCoster, J., Smith, E. Does unconscious evaluation exist? Presented at the Annual S.P.A.M. Conference, St. Louis, MO, April, 2000.

 

Ottati, V., Mae, L., Coats, S., DeCoster, J., Smith, E. Moderation of the automatic evaluation effect. Presented at the Seventy-Second Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2000.

 

Ottati, V. Emotion Concepts, facial expressions, and political judgment. Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychologists, Atlanta, GA, October, 2000.

 

Ottati, V. Unconscious Evaluation: Previously known versus newly encountered attitude objects. Invited Colloquium at the Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, November, 2000.

 

Ottati, V. Facial expressions and candidate evaluation. Invited Presentation at the Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, November, 2000.

 

Ottati, V. Social cognition in organizational settings. Invited Presentation at the Department of Social Psychology and Methodology, University of Madrid-Autonoma, Madrid, Spain, February 14, 2001.

 

Ottati, V. Attitude formation and change in organizational settings. Invited Presentation at the Department of Social Psychology and Methodology, University of Madrid-Autonoma, Madrid, Spain, February 15, 2001.

 

Spinos, A.R., Ottati, V. The effect of need, insistence, and benevolent sexism on interpreting helping. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Toronto, Canada, June, 2001.

 

Ottati, V. Moderation of the Unconscious Evaluation Effect: Implications for Research on Prejudice. Invited Presentation at the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research, University of Chicago Law School - Kane Center, Chicago, IL, September 21, 2001.

 

Ottati, V. Psychological and Social Implications of September 11. Panel Discussant at a meeting of the Committee on Diversity Affairs, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 11, 2001.

 

Ottati, V. Stereotype Accuracy and Modal Personality in Applied Situations. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR), Minneapolis, MN, October, 19, 2001.

 

Ottati, V. (with Bodenhausen, G., Sherman, J., Wittenbrink, B.). Roundtable Discussion: Implicit Stereotyping and Prejudice: A Critical Look at the Measures. Presented at the Eighth Annual S.P.O.C. Conference, Chicago, IL, April, 2002.

 

Deiger, M., Ottati, V. Interest as a mediator in the motivational resonance model. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2002.

 

Spinos, A. R., Ottati, V. Interpreting offers of help: The impact of need, insistence, and benevolent sexism. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2002.

 

Spinos, A.R., Ottati, V. Concern or condescension: Sexism as a moderator in interpretations of cross-gender helping. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, New Orleans, LA, June, 2002.

 

Deiger, M., Ottati, V. Metaphor and persuasion: Examining the moderating role of effort. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, New Orleans, LA, June, 2002.

 

Ottati, V., Spinos, A.  Role of sexism in the perception of helping behavior. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, August, 2002.

 

Lee, Y., Takaku, S., Ottati, V., Yan, G. Terrorism and heroism as seen by Islamic, Eastern, and Christian civilizations.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, August, 2002.

 

Spinos, A.R, Ottati, V.  Should chivalry be dead?  Interpretations of Chivalrous Helping Behavior.  Presented at the 28th Annual Feminist Psychology Conference, Association for Women in Psychology, Jersey City, NJ, March, 2003.

 

Isbell, L., Ottati, V., Burns, K.  Affect and politics: Effects on judgment, processing, and information selection.  Presented at the Shambaugh Conference – Affect and Cognition in Political Action, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, March, 2003.

 

Ottati, V., Hart, W., Isbell, L.  Correction effects in political judgment: The case of candidate evaluation. Invited Presentation at the Departments of Psychology and Political Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April, 2003.

 

Deiger, M.E., Ottati, V., Bryant, F.B.  Political Cognitive Motivation Scale.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2003.

 

Ottati, V., Mae, L., Coats, S., DeCoster, J., Smith, E.R. Automatic evaluation of previously known and recently encountered attitude objects.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX, January, 2004.

 

Krumdick, N., Ottati, V., Deiger, M.  Metaphors and persuasive communication: The cognitive coherence hypothesis.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX, January, 2004.

 

Ottati, V.  Affect, image, and candidate evaluation.  Invited Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2004.

 

Ottati, V.  Assimilation and contrast in candidate evaluation: Biases in the American voter.  Invited Presentation at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, August, 2004.

 

Ottati, V.  Social identity and global ethnic conflict. Co-convener of Invited Symposium at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China, August, 2004.

 

Ottati, V. Social Cognition in a cultural context.  Presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China, August, 2004.

 

Claypool, H., Ottati, V., Gingrich, B.  Effects of a group stereotype on memory for behaviors performed by a group member.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, January, 2005.

 

Ottati, V., Hart, W.  The physical attractiveness stereotype revisited:  Effects on candidate evaluation.  Invited Presentation at the Annual Meeting of Social Psychologists of Chicago, IL, April, 2005.

 

Krumdick, N.D., Ottati, V., Joines, R.C.  Religious hierarchy adherence, authoritarianism, and the distinction between hostile and benevolent sexism.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2005.

 

Ottati, V.  Visual Cues and Stereotyping.  Invited Presentation at the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, June, 2005.

 

Krumdick, N.D., Ottati, V.  Religious authoritarianism and right-wing authoritarianism: Implications for the study of sexism.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA, January, 2006.

 

Ottati, V., Krumdick, N., Aalai, A., Renstrom, R.  Metaphor and persuasion: Effects on motivation and ability to engage in central processing.  Invited Presentation at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, April, 2006.

 

Ottati, V.  Political and Health Psychology.  Moderator at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2006.

 

Ottati, V., Hart, W.  Effect of physical attractiveness on voters’ evaluation of a political leader: Assimilation and contrast.  Invited Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Leadership Association, Chicago, IL, November, 2006.

 

Ottati, V., Hart, W.  Physical attractiveness and impression formation: The moderating role of expertise and cognitive load.  Invited Presentation at the Department of Psychology, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, November, 2006.

 

Krumdick, N.D., Aalai, A., Rentstrom, R.A., Ottati, V.C.  Metaphor and persuasion: The role of cognitive coherence.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN, January, 2007.

 

Krumdick, N.D., Rentstrom, R.A , Aalai, A., Ottati, V.C.  Metaphor and persuasion: Effects of  cognitive coherence.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May 2007.

 

Ottati, V.C.  Affect, image, and the evaluation of a political candidate.  Invited Presentation at the Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, September, 2007.

 

Krumdick, N.D., Ottati, V. Implicit religious communication: Effects on political attitudes.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2008.

 

Renstrom, R.A., Krumdick, N.D., Ottati, V. The effects of metaphors on impression formation.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2008.

 

Ottati, V., Hart, W., Krumdick, N.D.  Image and candidate evaluation.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2008.

 

Ottati, V.  Political Psychology.  Panel Moderator at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2008.

 

Krumdick, N.D., Ottati, V.  Subtle religious cues: Effects in political communication. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2008.

 

Renstrom, R.A., Krumdick, N.D., Ottati, V. Metaphorical communication: The effects of figurative language on impression formation.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada, May, 2008.

 

Azadeh, A., Ottati, V. Media depictions of the Vietnam and Iraq Wars. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, May, 2008.  

 

Ottati, V.  Debunking political stereotypes.  Panel Discussant at the Northwestern University School of Law Diversity Coalition, Chicago, IL, September, 2008.

 

Ottati, V.  Political Psychology.  Political Psychology.  Panel Discussant at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2009.

 

Ottati, V.  Social Cognition.  Panel Moderator at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Assocation, Chicago, IL, May, 2009.

 

Kerr, A.N., Morabito, M., Watson, A.C., Angell, B., Ottati, V.C., Draine, J.  Crisis intervention teams impact police encountering people with mental illness.  Poster presented at the 21st annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, May, 2009.

 

Cheng, J. S., Renstrom, R. A., Ottati, V. C.  Candidates under fire: Pinpointing the most effective strategy for combating negative political attacks.  Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV, January, 2010.

 

Cheng, J. S., Renstrom, R. A., Ottati, V. C.  Dispelling the myths: The effect of political candidate’s communication method on voter attitudes toward the candidate.  Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2010.

 

Renstrom, R. A., Ottati, V. C.  Political socialization: The relationship between parenting style and a child’s ideological orientation.  Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2010.

 

Renstrom, R. A., Ottati, V. C.  The effects of person-entered communication styles on political candidate evaluation.  Paper presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2010.

 

Ottati, V. C. Watson, A. C., Kerr, A. N., Renstrom, R., Cheng, J., Price, E.  Improving police officer response to persons with mental illness.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, New Orleans, LA, June, 2010.

 

Cheng, J., Ottati, V.C. Political orientation and need for cognition: Evidence that Moderates and Independents are two different birds.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, San Francisco, CA, July, 2010.

 

Renstrom, R., Ottati, V.C.  Person-centered communications and political candidate evaluations: The Moderating roles of candidate gender and participant gender-schematicity.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX, January, 2011.

 

Ottati, V.C.  Communication style and candidate evaluation: Responding to political attacks.  Invited Presentation at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois – Chicago, Chicago, IL, February, 2011.

 

Ottati, V., Price, E.D., Renstrom, R.A., Cheng, J.S.  How should a candidate react to political attacks?  Examining the effect of candidate response strategy on voter attitudes.  Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2011.

 

Ottati, V.  The trouble with living and dying: The politics of anger, fear, and pain.  Panel Organizer, Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Assocation, Chicago, IL, May, 2011.

 

Price, E.D., Ottati, V.   Political Tolerance: “Sober Second Thought” or Knee-jerk. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2012.

 

Price, E.D., Ottati, V.   Accountability, Expertise, and Political Tolerance: Evidence for the flexible.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Social Psychologists of Chicago (SPOC), Chicago, IL, April, 2012.

 

Renstrom, R.A., Ottati, V. Politics of Parenting: Inconsistent Parenting Styles and Children’s Subsequent Political Ideology.  Poster presented at the 84nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, May, 2012.

 

Price, E.D. & Ottati, V. (2012, May) Accountability and Political Tolerance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

 

Price, E.D. & Ottati, V. (2012, July). The Flexible Deliberation Model. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, Chicago, IL.

 

Sumaktoyo, N. G. Ottati, V., Untoro, V. (2012, July). Mixing Water and Oil: Can Self-declared Religiosity and Secular Positions go together in a Political Campaign? Paper presented to the annual meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, Chicago, IL.

 

Ottati, V. (2012, July).  Metaphor and Political Cognition.  Invited Presentation at the 2012 Summer Academy, International Society for Political Psychology, Chicago, IL.

 

Sumaktoyo, N. G., Ottati, V., Untoro, V. (2012). Secularism in Indonesian politics: An experimental approach. Paper presented to the 9th Northeast Conference on Indonesia, Cornell University, Ithaca, October 12-13.

 

Sumaktoyo, N. G., & Ottati, V. (2012). Do unto others as you would have them do to you: Can fundamentalists be even-handed?  Paper presented to the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion's conference, Phoenix AZ, November 9-11.

 

Price, E.D. & Ottati, V. (2013, January). National Pride and Tolerance: Ideology as a Moderator. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA. 

 

Cheng, J.S., Ottati, V.C., & Price, E.D. (2013 January). Liberal/Conservative Differences in Ideological Cognition.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

 

Price, E.D. & Ottati, V. (2013, April). Integrative Complexity and Tolerance: The effect (and content) of deep thinking on civil liberties and free speech judgments. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Price, E.D, Ottati, V., Renstrom, R., Green, A. (2013, April).  Tolerance slippage: Initial research on free-speech type as a moderator of tolerance judgments.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Price, E.D. & Ottati, V. (2013, May). Democratic Values, Political Expertise, and Tolerance. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Ottati, V., Cheng, J., Price, E.  (October, 2013).  The arousal model of moral condemnation. Invited Presentation at the Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.

 

Cheng, J., Ottati, V. & Price, E. D. (2014, February). The Arousal Model of Moral Condemnation. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

 

Price, E.D., Wilson, C., Ottati, V. & Kim, S. (2014, February). Slippage in Tolerance and Open-Mindedness: Domain Specificity as a Moderator. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

 

Renstrom, R.A., Otttati, V.C. (2014, February).  The effects of person-centered rhetoric and political party on candidate evaluation.  Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

 

Price, E.D., Ottati, V., Wilson, C. & Kim, S. (2014, April). Intellectual Humility in the Political Domain: Development of a New Scale of Political Open-Mindedness.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. 

 

Sumaktoyo, N. G., Ottati, V. C., Untoro, V. (2014, April). An experimental and cross-cultural examination of the effects of mixing religion and politics in a political campaign.   Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. 

 

Sumaktoyo, N. G., Ottati, V. C. (2014, April). Do unto others as you would have them do to you: Tolerance as a reciprocal judgment.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. 

 

Ottati, V., Cheng, J., Price, E. D. (2014, April).  Arousal and Moral Condemnation: Déjà Vu.  Invited Presentation at the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

 

Ottati, V., Price, E.D., Wilson, C., & Kim, S. (2014, May). Political Intellectual Humility. Paper presented to the Annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. 

 

Ottati, V., Price, E.D., Wilson, C., & Kim, S. (2014, May).  General, Political, and Religious Open-Minded Cognition.  Poster presented at Intellectual Humility Conference, St. Louis, MO.

 

Ottati, V., Price, E.D., Wilson, C., & Kim, S. (2014, July).  The Nature of Political Intellectual Humility. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, Rome, Italy.

 

Ottati, V., Cheng, J., Price, E.D. (2014, July).  Uncovering the Effect of Ideology on Policy Opinion.  Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, Rome, Italy.

 

Ottati, V.  (2014, July).  Ideology and Public Opinion.  Panel Moderator, Annual Meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, Rome, Italy.

 

Price, E.D., Ottati, V., & Wilson, C. (2014, November). Situational Influences on Political Open-Mindedness. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA.

 

Wilson, C., Ottati, V.C. & Price, E.D. (2015, February). Situational variation in open-minded cognition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

 

Price, E.D., Ottati, V. & Wilson, C. (2015, February) Convergent and Discriminant Validity of Domain-Specific Measures of Open-Minded Cognition. Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA. 

 

Price, E.D., Wilson, C., Ottati, V., & Sumaktoyo, N. (2015, May). Can dogmatism be “earned”?: High performance on a political knowledge task engenders close-mindedness.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. 

 

Stauber, M. P., Ottati, V. (2015, May). The relation between trait open-minded cognition and trait creativity.  Poster presented at the Annual Honors Symposium for Psychology, Loyola University Chicago.

 

Wilson, C., Ottati, V.C., & Price, E.D. (2015, May). Attitude congeniality, ideology, and open-mindedness. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. 

 

Ottati, V., Price, E., Wilson, C., Kim, S. (2015, May). Open Minded Cognition: A Malleable Cognitive Style.  Invited Presentation at the Social Area Research Series (SARS), Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago.

 

Ottati, V. (2015, May).  Open Minded Cognition: General, Political, Religious, and Situation-Specific Components.  Invited Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association. 

 

Ottati, V. (2015, May).  Open Minded Cognition: The Flexible Merit Standard Model.  Invited Presentation at the Intellectual Humility: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives Conference, Catalina Island, CA. 

 

Wilson, C. & Ottati, V. (2016, May). Cooperation, competition, and open-minded cognition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Ottati, V. (2016, May).  Open-Minded Cognition, Dogmatism, and Political Cognition.  (2016, July). Presented at the International Society of Political Psychology Summer Academy, Warsaw, Poland.

 

Ottati, V. (2016, May). Open and closed-minded political cognition: The power of the situation. Presented at the International Society of Political Psychology, Warsaw, Poland.