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Danielle Popp

Danielle Popp

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Individuals rarely enter into social interactions without some expectation for how others should behave. These expectations in turn affect one's own behavior and the behavior of one's interaction partner. That others' expectations affect people's behavior has long been recognized in theories of social influence. My research focuses not only on others' actual expectations but also on the influence of an individual's beliefs about others' expectations for their behavior also called meta-expectations. To this end, I have developed a theoretical model of social influence in dyadic interaction -- the Expectations Mediated by Meta-Expectations (EMME) Model -- that expands earlier conceptions of the social influence process to include targets' beliefs about others' expectations for their behavior (e.g., meta-expectations) as mediators of the social influence process. This mediation is of particular interest in interactions between stigmatized and non-stigmatized individuals; specifically, in interracial interactions. Stigmatized individuals are uniquely aware that others have expectations for them and these meta-expectations can influence behavior. I am currently applying the EMME model to interactions between stigmatized and non-stigmatized individuals by examining dynamic interpersonal processes in interracial interactions.

I am also interested in experimental and quantitative methods for studying stigma in social interaction.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Journal Articles:

  • Blackburn, S., Johnston, L., Blampied, N., Popp, D., & Kallen, R. (2006). An application of escape theory to binge eating. European Eating Disorders Review, 14, 1-9.
  • Crawford, M., & Popp, D. (2003). Sexual double standards: A review and methodological critique of two decades of research. Journal of Sex Research, 40, 13-26.
  • Kaighobadi, F., Starratt, V., Shackelford, T. K., & Popp, D. (2008). Male mate retention mediates the relationship between female sexual infidelity and female-directed violence. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1422-1431.
  • Liss, M., Crawford, M., & Popp, D. (2004). Predictors and correlates of feminist activism. Sex Roles, 50, 771-779.
  • Popp, D., Donovan, R. A., Crawford, M., Peele, M., & Marsh, K. L. (2003). Gender, race, and speech style stereotypes. Sex Roles, 48, 317-325.
  • Popp, D., Laursen, B., Burk, W. J., Kerr, M., & Stattin, H. (2008). Modeling homophily over time with an Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1028-1039.
  • Starratt, V., Popp, D., & Shackelford, T. K. (2008). Female infidelity, male sexual coercion, and relative mate desirability. Personality and Individual Differences,45, 10-14.
  • West, T. V., Popp, D., & Kenny, D. A. (2008). A guide for the estimation of gender and sexual orientation effects in dyadic data: An actor-partner interdependence model approach. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 321-336.

Other Publications:

  • Laursen, B., Popp, D., Burke, W. J., Kerr, M., & Stattin, H. (2008). Incorporating interdependence into developmental research: Examples from the study of homophily and homogeneity (pp. 31-55). In N. A. Card, J. P. Selig, & T. D. Little (Eds.), Modeling dyadic and interdependent data in developmental research. Mahwah , NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Social and Personality Development

Danielle Popp
Department of Psychology
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College, P.O. Box 6846
Fullerton, California 92834
United States of America

  • Phone: (657) 278-2149

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