Susan Goldstein

Professor, Psychology

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Ph.D., Psychology, University of Hawaii, Manoa

B.A., Psychology, Oberlin College


Larsen Hall
P: 909.748.8664

Website: Making Connections with Social Issues

Areas of Expertise

  • Intergroup relations

  • Cross-cultural psychology

  • Study Abroad

Description of Research

My research has focused on intergroup and intercultural relations, as well as strategies for infusing diversity into the psychology curriculum. I am currently investigating factors that influence the development of intercultural competence and global citizenship.


Courses Taught

PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 355 Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

PSYC 252 Culture and Human Behavior

PSYC 435 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Study Abroad Pre-departure and Re-entry courses


Goldstein, S. B. (In press). Cross-cultural explorations: Activities in culture and psychology(3rded.).  New York, NY: Routledge.

Goldstein, S. B. (In press). Instructor's manual to accompany cross-cultural explorations: Activities in culture and psychology (3rded.).   New York, NY: Routledge.

Goldstein, S. B. (2019). Support for a multidimensional model of study abroad immersion preference.Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.

Goldstein, S. B. (2017). Stereotype threat in U.S. students abroad: Negotiating American identity in the age of Trump.Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 29(2), 94-108.

Goldstein, S. B. (2017). Teaching a psychology-based study abroad pre-departure course. Psychology Learning and Teaching16(3), 404-424.

Goldstein, S. B. (2017). Stigma and stigma by association in perceptions of straight allies. Journal of LGBT Youth, 14(4), 345-358.

Goldstein, S. B. (2015). Predictors of preference for the exported campus model of study abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad,26, 1-16.

Goldstein, S. B., & Keller, S. R. (2015). U. S. College students’ lay theories of culture shock.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 47, 187-194.

Goldstein, S. B.  (2013). Predicting college students’ intergroup friendships across race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and social class.Equity and Excellence in Education,46(4), 502–519.

Goldstein, S. B. (2013).  Cultunit. In K. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology(pp.288–290). London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Goldstein, S. B. (2013).  Culture shock. In K. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology (pp.350–353).   London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Goldstein, S. B. (2013).  Institutional discrimination. In K. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cross-cultural psychology(pp. 730–732). London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Goldstein, S. B. (2012). Cross-cultural psychology: Contemporary themes and perspectives.Psychology Teaching and Learning, Special Issue on Globalization and the Teaching of Psychology, 11(3), 447-448.   [Invited book review]

Goldstein, S. B.  (2011). Creating instructor resources as a student project. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 10(3). 261-266.

Goldstein, S. B., & Davis, D. S. (2010). Heterosexual allies: A descriptive profile. Equity and Excellence in Education, 43, 478–494.

Goldstein, S. B., Siegel, D., & Seaman, J.  (2010). Limited access: The status of disability in introductory psychology textbooks. Teaching of Psychology, 37, 21-27.

Goldstein, S. B. (2009). Enlisting the participation of students in diversifying the curriculum.  In R. A. R. Gurung & L. R. Prieto (Eds.), Getting culture: Incorporating diversity across the curriculum(pp. 201-212).  Sterling, VA: Stylus. 

Goldstein, S. B., & Kim, R. I. (2006). Predictors of U. S. college students’ participation in study abroad programs: A longitudinal study.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations,30, 507-521.

Kim, R. I., & Goldstein, S. B. (2005). Intercultural attitudes predict favorable study abroad expectations of American college students. Journal of Studies in International Education, 9, 265-278.                                      

Goldstein, S. B. (2005).  Cross-cultural perspectives across the psychology curriculum: Moving beyond “add culture and stir.”  In B. Perlman, L. McCann, L. I., &W. Buskist (Eds.). Voices of experience: Memorable talks from the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology(pp. 45-57).Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Society.

Goldstein, S. B., Dudley, E. A., Erickson, C. M., Richer, N. L.(2002). Personality traits and computer anxiety as predictors of Y2K anxiety. Computers in Human Behavior, 18,271‑284.

Goldstein, S. B. (1999). Construction and validation of a conflict communication scale. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 1803-1832.

Goldstein, S. B. (1998). Responses of Asian American and European American mediators to a conflict communication scale. Mediation Quarterly, 15,181-186.

Goldstein, S. B. (1997). The power of stereotypes: A labeling exercise. Teaching of Psychology, 24, 256-258.  [Reprinted in M.R. Hebl, C.L. Brewer, & L.T. Benjamin, Jr. (Eds.), (2000). Handbook for teaching introductory psychology, Vol. 2. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.]