Alison Chasteen

Dr. Alison Chasteen

Associate Professor of Psychology University of Toronto

Associate Scientist Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest

Research Focus

Dr. Chasteen's research interests are in the area of social cognition. More specifically, Dr. Chasteen is interested in topics related to social cognition and aging, stereotyping and prejudice, person perception, and mental and inhibitory processes.

Publications

Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
How feelings of stereotype threat influence older adults' memory performance Experimental Aging Research Chasteen AL, Bhattacharyya S, Horhota M, Tam R, Hasher L 1104555600 Journal Article
It's not 'just' a memory test: The role of task framing and stereotype threat in age differences in recall Cognitive Aging Conference Chasteen A, Bhattachayya S, Horhota M, Hasher L 1009861200 Presentation
It's not 'just' a memory test: The role of task framing and stereotype threat in age differences in recall Cognitive Aging Conference Chasteen A, Bhattachayya S, Horhota M, Hasher L 1009861200 Presentation

Education

  • 1997: Ph.D., Psychology: Aging and Development Program Specialty Track: Social Cognition and Aging, Washington University St. Louis, MO (1992-1997 )
  • 1994: M.A., Washington University St. Louis, MO
  • 1991: B.A. magna cum laude, Psychology, Kalamazoo College (1987-1991 )

Academic Appointments

  • 2010–Present: Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto
  • 2010–Present: Associate Scientist, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2006: Dean’s Excellence Award, University of Toronto
  • 1999: Invited to attend the National Institute on Aging, Summer Institute on Aging Research, attended July 10-16, 1999
  • 1997: Postdoctoral Research Award, Division 20 of the American Psychological Association
  • 1991: Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Kalamazoo College
  • 1991: High Honors in Psychology, Kalamazoo College
  • 1991: Honors on Senior Thesis, Determinants of Parenting for Adolescent Mothers
  • 1990: Outstanding performance, Marshall Hallock Brenner Award

Research Projects

External

  • 2006–2009: The Consequences of Attributions to Age Discrimination.
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.

    Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 86,306 (CAD)

    Direct costs
  • 2003–2006: The Role of the Self in Age-based Prejudice
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.

    Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 91,251 (CAD)

    Direct costs
  • 2001–2003: Effects of Age Stereotypes on Older Adults’ Memory for Social Information
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.
    Institutions: University of Toronto

    Sponsors: Connaught New Staff Matching Grant, 30,000 (CAD)

    Direct costs
  • 2000–2003: Using Social Psychological Techniques to Improve Memory Performance in Older Adults
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.

    Sponsors: SSHRC, 75,000 (CAD)

    Direct costs
  • 1998–1999: Effects of Mental Representations of Aging on Memory
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.
    Institutions: University of Michigan

    Sponsors: National Research Service Award, National Institute on Aging, 27,000 (U.S.)

    Direct costs provided for postdoctoral study
  • 1999: Effects of Mental Representations of Aging on Memory
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.
    Institutions: University of Michigan

    Sponsors: Seed Grant Program of the Center for Applied Cognitive Research on Aging, 2,300 (U.S.)

    Direct costs
  • 1998: Effects of Age-related Stereotypes on Memory Attributions and Performance
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.
    Institutions: University of Michigan

    Sponsors: Seed Grant Program of the Center for Applied Cognitive Research on Aging, 2,000 (U.S.)

    Direct costs
  • 1997: Attentional Capture in Younger and Older Adults
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.

    Sponsors: Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, 1,800 (U.S.)

    Direct costs
  • 1997: Inhibition of Return in a Lexical Decision Task
    Collaborators: Chasteen, A. L.
    Institutions: Kalamazoo College

    Sponsors: Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research in psychology, 1,800 (U.S.)

    Direct costs

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Department of Psychology
100 St. George Street
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 3G3 Phone: (416) 978-3398 Email: chasteen@psych.utoronto.ca Fax: (416) 978-4811