Associate Professor Courtney von Hippel

Associate Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 57293


My research can be broadly defined as applied social psychology: the primary focus driving this research program is to test and extend important theories outside the laboratory. For example, an extensive literature in social psychology has demonstrated that stereotype threat, or the concern that one is the target of demeaning stereotypes, can lead to acute performance deficits. Despite the widely demonstrated performance decrements brought about by stereotype threat in the laboratory, there has been debate about the relevance and applicability of stereotype threat in everyday life. My work has examined some of the real world implications of stereotype threat, including what leads to experiences of stereotype threat for women working in male dominated professions, older employees, and men working in female dominated professions (such as child protection) and the consequences when employees experience stereotype threat at work.

I also conduct research on implicit attitudes amongst hard to reach populations, such as people who inject drugs, at-risk youth, and people with mental health problems. Similar to my research on stereotype threat, this research attempts to contribute to the literatures on stigma and implicit attitudes, while also providing empirical evidence of the applicability of implicit attitudes outside of the laboratory.

Research Interests

  • Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • Implicit Attitudes


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Ohio State University


  • Brener, Loren, Caruana, Theresa, Cama, Elena, Gilford, Candice, Crawford, Sione, Capell‐Hattam, Thomas and von Hippel, Courtney (2024). Stigma by association among alcohol and other drug and harm reduction workers: Implications for workplace outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Review. doi: 10.1111/dar.13861

  • Hepper, Erica G., Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim, Cheung, Wing Yee, Abakoumkin, Georgios, Arikan, Gizem, Aveyard, Mark, Baldursson, Einar B., Bialobrzeska, Olga, Bouamama, Sana, Bouzaouech, Imed, Brambilla, Marco, Burger, Axel M., Chen, Sylvia Xiaohua, Cisek, Sylwia, Demassosso, Didier, Estevan-Reina, Lucía, González Gutiérrez, Roberto, Gu, Li, Guerra, Rita, Hansen, Nina, Kamble, Shanmukh, Kusumi, Takashi, Mangelinckx, Camille, Nourkova, Veronika V., Pinna, Élena, Rantasila, Aino, Ritchie, Timothy D., Salikhova, Albina B. ... Zengel, Bettina (2024). Pancultural nostalgia in action: Prevalence, triggers, and psychological functions of nostalgia across cultures. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 153 (3), 754-778. doi: 10.1037/xge0001521

  • Greig, Samantha M., Coundouris, Sarah P., Fletcher, Genevieve L., Henry, Julie D. and Hippel, Courtney von (2023). The help that hinders? A meta‐analysis of reactions to affirmative action. European Journal of Social Psychology, 53 (7), 1475-1523. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2991

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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