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Department of Psychological Science
216 Memorial Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479.575.4256
Fax: 479.575.3219

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Copyright © 2012

Department Handbook

Scott Eidelman

        Dr. Scott Eidelman

Experimental Training Program


Ph.D., 2004, University of Kansas

I am a social psychologist whose primary research area is political psychology (construed broadly). I study social-cognitive dimensions of political attitudes, status quo maintenance, and social change. Other areas of interest include personal and social identity management strategies, stereotyping and prejudice.

Representative Publications

Eidelman, S., & Crandall, C.S. (2014). The intuitive traditionalist: How biases for existence and
longevity promote the status quo. In M.P. Zanna & J.M. Olson (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 50, pp. 53-104). Burlington: Academic Press.

Blanchar, J.C., & Eidelman, S. (2013). Perceived system longevity increases system justification and the legitimization of inequality. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 238-245.
Eidelman, S., Crandall, C.S., Goodman, J.A., & Blanchar, J.C. (2012). Low-effort thought promotes political conservatism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 808-820.
Eidelman, S., Pattershall, J., & Crandall, C.S. (2010). Longer is better. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 993-998.
Eidelman, S., & Silvia, P.G. (2010). Self-focus and stereotyping of the self. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 263-273.
Eidelman, S., Crandall, C.S., & Pattershall, J. (2009). The existence bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 765-775.
Eidelman, S., & Biernat, M. (2007). Getting more from success: Standard raising as esteem maintenance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 759-774.