Dee Lisa Cothran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph. D. Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis (2005)
M. S. Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis (2002)
B. S. Psychology, Tennessee State University (1999)
Courses Taught at ASU:
Theories of Personality
Multicultural Psychology
General Psychology
Psychology of Black Women
Cothran, D.L., Larsen, R.J., Zelenski, J., & Prizmic, Z. (2012-2013). Do emotion words interfere with naming emotion faces and vice versa? Stroop-like interference versus automatic vigilance for negative information. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 32, 59-73.
Cothran, D.L. (2012). Disparities in the Prevalence of Mental Illness Among Black Americans. In S. Notaro (Ed.) Health Disparities Among Under-served Populations: Implications for Research, Policy and Praxis (Advances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis, Volume 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 277-298.
Cothran, D.L. (2011). The role of facial affect in race-based threat perception. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 30, 341-355.
Campbell, M. L., Lee, S.A., & Cothran, D. L. (2010) Mysticism matters: Distinguishing between intrinsic religiosity, extrinsic religiosity, and spirituality using higher-order factors of personality and mysticism. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 32, 195-216. (Master’s thesis student first author)
Hammond, V.L., Watson, P.J., O'Leary, B.J., & Cothran, D.L. (2009). Preliminary assessment of Apache hopefulness: Relationships with hopelessness and with collective as well as personal self-esteem. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 16, 42-51. (Departmental Honors thesis student first author)
Khodarahimi, S., & Cothran, D.L. (2009). Gender differences in identity processing style and Islamic religiosity in an Iranian undergraduate university sample.  Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, vol. 5, article 5.
O’Leary, B.J., Durham, C.R., Weathington, B.L., Cothran, D.L. & Cunningham, C.J.L. (2009). Racial identity as a moderator of the relationship between perceived applicant similarity and hiring decisions. Journal of Black Psychology, 35, 63-77. (Master’s thesis student second author)
Cothran, D.L. & Larsen, R.J. (2008). A comparison of inhibitory processing in two timed reaction tasks: The color Stroop and emotion Stroop tasks. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 142, 373-385.
Khan, Z. H., Watson, P. J., & Cothran, D. L. (2008). Self-control in Pakistani Muslims. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 29, 203-205.
Cothran, D.L. (2007). Group polarization. In R.F. Baumeister & K.D. Vohs (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. (Vol. 1, pp. 397-398). Thousand Oaks: Sage.Kiene, S., Barta, W., Zelenski, J., & Cothran, D.L. (2005). Why Are You Bringing Up Condoms Now? The Effect of Message Content on Framing Effects of Condom Use Messages. Health Psychology, 24, 321-326.
Cothran, D.L., & Barlow, K.R. (May, 2013). Mock Jurors’ Race, Suspects’ Race and Attractiveness Influence Sentencing. 25th APS Annual Convention. Washington, D.C.
Marks, J., Vazin, T., & Cothran, D.L. (April, 2013). Factors related to the practice of adults naming inanimate objects. 11th Annual Troy University Psychology Conference. Troy, AL.
Walker, B., & Cothran, D.L. (March, 2013). Race and attractiveness impact sentencing recommendations. 2013 ASU Annual Research Symposium. Montgomery, AL.
Medley, B., Brown, L.K., & Cothran, D.L. (March, 2012). An Exploratory Study of Black Faculty and Administrators: What Aids Success? 36th Annual National Council for Black Studies. Atlanta, GA.
Cothran, D.L. (March, 2011) Conference Co-Chair and Panelist. Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship 20th Anniversary Conference and Alumni Reunion. St. Louis, MO.
Cothran, D.L., Barlow, R., Coleman, M., Foster, C., & Harris, T. (November, 2010) Heterosexual and Non-heterosexual 'Cougars' and 'Silver Foxes': Are they perceived Differently? Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the National Women’s Studies Association. Denver, CO.
Cothran, D.L., Williams, D., Partridge, C.L. & Chen, J. (March, 2010). Community and vicarious stress predict illness in Black women. Paper presented at the Spring 2010 SEPA Convention. Chattanooga, TN.
Cothran, D.L., & Medley, B. (August, 2009). An application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to adolescents’ intentions to marry, have children and cohabit. Paper excerpt presented at the 41st Association of Black Psychologists’ International Convention. Atlanta, GA.
Bryan, J., & Cothran, D.L. (November, 2008). The Effect of Women’s Studies Coursework on Attitudes Toward Women and Men. Paper presented at the 2008 Tennessee Psychological Association. Nashville, TN.
Campbell, M.L. & Cothran, D.L. (May, 2008). Validation of a New Measure of Attitudes Toward Mental Illness. Paper presented at the 2008 Association of Psychological Science Convention. Chicago, IL.
Cothran, D.L. & Campbell, M.L. (May, 2008). Emily Versus LaKesha: Race Impacts Intent to Discriminate Against Mental Illness. Paper presented at the 2008 Association of Psychological Science Convention. Chicago, IL.
Thomas, S.L., Lawson, T., Johnson, C., & Cothran, D.L. (October, 2007). The effect of rap music on aggression. Paper presented at the 2007 Tennessee Psychology Association Annual Convention. Nashville, TN.
Cothran, D.L., Brandon, T., Durham, C.R., Suchy, P. (August, 2007). Attitudes predict intentions to discriminate against mentally ill persons. Paper presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Association of Black Psychologists. Houston, TX.
Cothran, D.L. (April, 2007). Race, Gender, and Body Image: A Roundtable Discussion on Women in Cinema. Panel Discussant at 2007 Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference. Chattanooga, TN.
Cothran, D.L. (July, 2006). The benefits of being a Ronald McNair Fellow. Keynote address given at the 12th Annual SAEOPP/UTK McNair Scholars Conference. Knoxville, TN.
Cothran, D.L. (June, 2006). Graduate School: Getting in and what to do when you get there. Keynote address given at the annual Target Hope Conference at Washington University in St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.
Cothran, D.L. (May, 2005). Threat perception in emotive Black faces: An extension of Payne (2001). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society. Los Angeles, CA.
Professional Memberships/Leadership/Editorial Board/Reviewer:
Journal of Undergraduate Ethnic Minority Psychology - Founder  Editor
Journal of Advanced Academics - Reviewer
Language, Learning - Reviewer
Journal of Black Psychology - Reviewer
Association for Psychological Science - Member
Association of Black Psychologists - Member
National Women’s Studies Association - Member
Society for Personality and Social Psychology - Member