Associate Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri-St. Louis
421 Stadler Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Phone: (314)-516-5384
Fax: (314) 516-5392
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Merritt received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University in 2007. Her program of research centers on attitudes and their relationships with behaviors and focuses on three major areas: (1) Exploring prejudice and discrimination in organizations, particularly in terms of how implicit (i.e., automatically activated) attitudes affect attitudes and behaviors; (2) Identification and trust and other individual difference predictors of trust in automated systems; and (3) Examination of the role of attitudes and expectations in college student retention. Overarching all of these areas is an interest in attitude conceptualization and measurement.

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