Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to General, Personality, or Social Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Psychology of the Self
  • Attitudes and Social Behavior
  • Social Cognition
  • Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • Social Action and Community Engagement
  • Political Psychology
  • Social Psychology and Law

Teaching Experience

Attitudes and Social Behavior
Teaching Assistant: Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Confronting Bias in the Self and Others
Instructor: Spring 2019 (Harvard University)

Fake News and Political Misperceptions
Instructor: Spring 2019 (Harvard University)

History of Psychology
Teaching Assistant: Spring 2014 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Introduction to Learning and Human Behavior
Teaching Assistant: Fall 2014 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Introduction to Psychology
Teaching Assistant: Fall 2013 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Introduction to Research Methods
Discussion Section Leader: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2013 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Teaching Assistant: Fall 2011 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Introduction to Social Psychology
Instructor: Spring 2017, 2018 (Lehigh University)
Discussion Section Leader: Fall 2010, Spring 2011 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Teaching Assistant: Fall 2013 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Major Project in Psychology
Discussion Section Leader and Project Supervisor: Fall 2014, Spring 2015 (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

On and Beyond the Witness Stand: Social Psychology & Law
Instructor: Fall 2019 (Harvard University)

Political Psychology of Elite Behavior
Teaching Assistant and Discussion Section Leader: Fall 2012, Spring 2012 (Guest Lecturer Only)

Political Psychology
Instructor: Fall 2017 (Lehigh University)


Invited Presentation and Guest Lecturer

Vitriol, J.A (April, 2018). Fake news and a “Post-Truth” reality in modern society. Invited presentation for the Gryphon Society Student Organization in Collaboration with Faculty guest speaker series at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

Vitriol, J.A & Packer, D.J. (March, 2018). The science of group membership. Invited presentation for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Vitriol, J.A (October 2016). Intergroup Contact Theory. Guest lecture for Lehigh University course on Prejudice and Stereotyping.

Vitriol, J.A (2016, September). The (In)Egalitarian Self: On the Motivated Rejection of Implicit Racial Bias. Paper presented to the Psychology Department at Lehigh University.

Vitriol, J.A (2016, September). The (In)Egalitarian Self: On the Motivated Rejection of Implicit Racial Bias. Paper presented to the Psychology Department at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Borgida, E., Loken, B., Vitriol, J.A. , Williams, A. (April, 2016). Consumer Perceptions of Smokeless Tobacco Consituents as a Function of Public Display Format. Paper presented for the Tobacco Research Studies meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Vitriol, J.A (July, 2016). Race and Eyewitness Memory. Guest speaker for Critical Thinking Discussion Group, Maple Grove, MN.

Vitriol, J.A (March 2015). Extending Message Learning Approach to Attitude Change. Guest lecture for University of Minnesota Twin-Cities course on Attitudes and Social Behavior.

Vitriol, J.A (May 2015). Reformulating Intergroup Contact Theory. Guest lecture for University of Minnesota Twin-Cities course on Attitudes and Social Behavior.

Vitriol, J.A. (Fall, 2013). Political Psychology. Guest Lecture University of Minnesota Twin-Cities course in Political Science on Political Psychology of Elite Behavior.

Vitriol, J.A. (2012, April). Threat and Prosocial Behavior. Paper presented for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ Proseminar in Social Psychology.

Center for the Study of Political Psychology, University of Minnesota (with Drs. Eugene Borgida and Howie Lavine, November, 2012). Multi-Investigator Study of the 2012 Presidential Election. Guest Lecture and Workshop at Blake Middle School, Hopkins, MN.

Vitriol, J.A (2012, April; May 2013; May 2014). Resistance to Persuasion. Guest lecture for University of Minnesota Twin-Cities course on Attitudes and Social Behavior.


Mentoring

I also have extensive experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as research assistants on my own projects, as well as in helping them to develop their own independent line of research. Three of my undergraduate research assistants have won departmental or national awards for the quality of the research projects I supervised.