Linda Skitka

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Linda Skitka
Alma mater
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois at Chicago

Linda J. Skitka is a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Skitka's research bridges a number of areas of inquiry including social, political, and moral psychology.[1][2]


She has authored or co-authored papers for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Justice Research, and Political Psychology. She is best known for her research into justice and fairness,[3][4][5] moral conviction,[6][7][8] and political reasoning.[9][10]

Affiliations and recognition[edit]

She is the current president of the Midwestern Psychological Association, the president-elect for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, served as president of the International Society for Justice Research from 2006–2008,[11] served on the executive committee for the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and was the founding chairperson of a consortium of professional societies that collaborated to launch the scholarly journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Skitka is also on numerous editorial boards for academic journals, has received research funding from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Templeton Foundation, and has won several awards for excellence in teaching, mentoring, service and research.[12]

See also[edit]

  • Automation bias – Propensity for humans to favor suggestions from automated decision-making systems


  1. ^ "Home Page - Linda J. Skitka, Ph.D."
  2. ^ "Linda J. Skitka".
  3. ^ Skitka, L. J., Aramovich, N., Lytle, B. L., & Sargis, E. (2009). Knitting together an elephant: an integrative approach to understanding the psychology of justice reasoning. In D. R. Bobocel, A. C. Kay, M. P. Zanna, & J. M. Olson (Eds.), The psychology of justice and legitimacy: The Ontario symposium (Vol. 11, pp. 1 - 26). Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.
  4. ^ Skitka, L. J., Bauman, C. W., & Mullen, E. (2008). Morality and justice: An expanded theoretical perspective and review. In K. A. Hedgvedt & J. Clay-Warner (Eds.), Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 25 (pp. 1 - 27). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  5. ^ Mullen, E., & Skitka, L. J. (2006). Exploring the psychological underpinnings of the moral mandate effect: Motivated reasoning, identification, or affect? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 629 - 643.
  6. ^ Skitka, L. J., Bauman, C. W., & Sargis, E. G. (2005). Moral conviction: Another contributor to attitude strength or something more? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 895 - 917.
  7. ^ Skitka, L. J., & Bauman, C. W. (2008). Moral conviction and political engagement. Political Psychology, 29, 29 - 54.
  8. ^ Skitka, L. J., & Morgan, G. S. (2009). The double-edged sword of a moral state of mind. In D. Narvaez & D. K. Lapsley (Eds.), Moral self, identity, and character: Prospects for new field of study (pp. 355 - 374), Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  9. ^ Skitka, L. J., Mullen, E., Griffin, T., Hutchinson, S., & Chamberlin, B. (2002). Dispositions, ideological scripts, or motivated correction? Understanding ideological differences in attributions for social problems. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 470-487.
  10. ^ Skitka, L. J., & Tetlock, P. E. (1993). Providing public assistance: Cognitive and motivational processes underlying liberal and conservative policy preferences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1205 - 1223.
  11. ^ "International Society for Justice Research - Homepage of ISJR".
  12. ^ "Vita | Linda J. Skitka, Ph.D".

Further reading[edit]

  • Mosier, K. L.; Skitka, L. J.; Heers, S; Burdick, M (1998). "Automation bias: Decision making and performance in high-tech cockpits". The International Journal of Aviation Psychology. 8 (1): 47–63. doi:10.1207/s15327108ijap0801_3. PMID 11540946.