Psychology
Lisa  Wagner

Lisa Wagner

Associate Professor

Lisa S. Wagner, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the USF Interdisciplinary Committee on Aging. She completed her B.A. in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology at the University of Washington in 1997.

Dr. Wagner has taught and conducted research on stereotyping and prejudice for the past fourteen years. Through a grant from the National Institute on Aging and with support from USF, she has examined how stereotypes affect both the person holding the stereotype and the target of that stereotype. Her research has examined both ethnic/racial stereotypes and age-related stereotypes with her most recent research examining stereotype threat and older adults.

Dr. Wagner is also interested in promoting positive, mutually beneficial interactions between younger and older adults and she has taught courses that enroll both younger and older adult students. As chair of the USF Interdisciplinary Committee on Aging, she helps create opportunities for meaningful intergenerational contact on campus.

Her teaching interests include courses on social psychology, the psychology of prejudice, the social psychology of aging and adulthood and aging. She recently co-authored a book entitled, Aging and Diversity: An Active Learning Experience.

Education

Ph.D. 1997, University of Washington Social Psychology and Personality

Administrative Appointments

Chair, Interdisciplinary Committee on Aging

Research Areas

Dr. Wagner has taught and conducted research on stereotyping and prejudice for the past fourteen years. Through a grant from the National Institute on Aging and with support from USF, she has examined how stereotypes affect both the person holding the stereotype and the target of that stereotype. Her research has examined both ethnic/racial stereotypes and age-related stereotypes with her most recent research examining stereotype threat and older adults.

Courses Offered
  • Her teaching interests include courses on social psychology, the psychology of prejudice, the social psychology of aging and adulthood and aging.