Kimberly Fairchild, PHD

Kimberly Fairchild, PHD

Associate Professor

Department : Psychology

Email : kimberly.fairchild@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7120

Office : DLS 447

Education

PHD, Rutgers, St U NJ: Livin
BA, The College of New Jersey

Research

  • Perception of Sexiness and Street Harassment: An investigation of perceivers opinions and reactions to women’s experiences of street harassment manipulating the appearance (sexy vs casual) of a target woman. 
  • Stories of Street Harassment Experiences: An analysis of women’s stories of street harassment experiences.
  • Self-Objectification, Stereotype Threat, and Street Harassment: An investigation of the consequences of street harassment.

 

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Fairchild, K. (2010). Context effects on women’s perceptions of stranger harassment. Sexuality and Culture, 14 (3), 191-216.
  • Fairchild, K. & Rudman, L.A. (2008). Everyday stranger harassment and women’s objectification. Social Justice Research, 21(3), 338-357.
  • Rudman, L. A. & Fairchild, K. (2007). The F Word: Is feminism incompatible with beauty and romance? Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31 (2), 125-136.
  • Rudman, L. A., Dohn, M. C., & Fairchild, K. (2007). Implicit self-esteem compensation: Automatic ego-threat defense. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93 (5), 798-813. 
  • Rudman, L. A. & Fairchild, K. (2004).  Reactions to counterstereotypic behavior: The role of backlash in cultural stereotype maintenance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87 (2), 157-176.
  • Rudman, L. A., Feinberg, J. M., & Fairchild, K. (2002). Minority members’ implicit attitudes: Ingroup bias as a function of group status.  Social Cognition, 20(4), 295-323.

Conference Papers

  • Midy, T. & Fairchild, K. (2011, June). Female body size in relation to stranger harassment. Poster presented at the 2011 Meeting of the New York State Psychological Association.
  • Midy, T. & Fairchild, K. (2011, March). Female body size in relation to stranger harassment. Poster presented at the 2011 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Fairchild, K. (2011, March). Immediate engagement: Using discussion to facilitate learning from day 1. Teaching symposium at the 2011 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Fairchild, K., Gerstel, B., Krauss, K., Hoban, M., Sgro, P., & Tschinkel, K. (2011, March). “Asking for it” in public spaces: Street harassment of sexy women.  Poster presented at the 2011 Meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology.
  • Fairchild, K., Fox, M., Midy, T., Rooney, C., Scarella, C., & Sikora, V. (2010, May). Sexy women viewed as more responsible for stranger harassment. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention.
  • Fairchild, K. (2010, March). Context effects: Women’s perceptions of stranger harassment.  Paper presented at the 2010 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Fairchild, K., Fox, M., Midy, T., Rooney, C., Scarella, C., & Sikora, V. (2010, March). Gender differences in perceived reactions to stranger harassment. Poster presented at the 2010 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Fairchild, K. (2010, March). Wiki's, websites and other ways to use technology in your psychology classroom.  Chaired symposium at the 2010 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Fairchild, K., Skoblicki, J., Fox, M., Midy, T., Murphy, E., Shine, A., & Sikora, V. (2009, May). Emotional, cognitive, and behavioral consequences of stranger harassment. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention.
  • Fairchild, K. (2009, April). Rihanna and Chris: Using pop culture to teach psychology.  Invited Keynote Address for New Jersey Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (NJ-TOPSS) Annual Workshop.
  • Fairchild, K., Skoblicki, J., Fox, M., Midy, T., Murphy, E., Shine, A., & Sikora, V. (2009, March). Experiences of Stranger Harassment: In Women’s Own Words. Poster presented at the 2009 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Fairchild, K. (2008, March). Causes and consequences: Understanding sexual harassment.  Invited talk presented at the 2008 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Fairchild, K. (2008, March). Teaching psychology as a career in high school and college.  Invited Psi-Beta symposium discussion presented with Dr. Bryan Savile, Dr. Donna Killian, Dr. David Wiseman, and Mrs. Debra Park at the 2008 Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Fairchild, K. & Rudman, L.A. (2007, January). Everyday Stranger Harassment: Frequency and Outcomes. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference.
  • Fairchild, K. & Rudman, L. A. (2006, October). Everyday stranger harassment and women’s  self-objectification. Invited talk presented at the annual meetings of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Fairchild, K. & Rudman, L.A. (2006, May). Transvestites are not drag queens: Testing the malleability of automatic sexual attitudes.  Poster presented at the 18th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention.
 

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty of Arts and Science Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education, Teaching Assistant Category (2006), Rutgers University.
  • Dissertation Teaching Award (2006) – Awarded by the Graduate School of New Brunswick, Rutgers University.
  • Honorable Mention (2005) – Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize for Reactions to counterstereotypic behavior: The role of backlash in cultural stereotype maintenance.

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Eastern Psychological Association
  • Association for Women in Psychology

Other

Interests: Gender attitudes and stereotypes, sexual and street harassment, psychology of women, feminism, Implicit Association Test, and implicit social cognition.

Courses Taught/Teaching

LLRN 123      Roots: Psychology
PSYC 150      Roots: Psychology
PSYC 209      Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 321      Social Psychology
PSYC 322      Advanced Research Methods
PSYC 333      Motivation and Emotion
PSYC 341      Health Psychology
PSYC 343      Psychology of Women
PSYC 375      Internship
PSYC 429      Research in Psychology
PSYC 430      Research in Psychology
PSYC 460      Independent Study
PSYC 475      Internship