Assistant Professor of Psychology
Advisor, Psychology Club
Office: Beatty Hall, Room 214
- B.A. (Psychology with English double major, graduated with Honors), Wellesley College
- Sc.M. Brown University
- Ph.D. Brown University
My research focuses on the cognitive processes that take place at the intersection of self and other. I primarily ask questions about the dynamics, behaviors, and perceptions that occur within romantic relationships or affect romantic attraction. I am fascinated by humor, jealousy, forgiveness, and other such experiences that contribute to relationship well-being. My scholarly interests also include how romantic partners might foster self-authenticity and how we make sense of unknown others (e.g., social projection).
My teaching interests include core psychology courses, such as introductory psychology, research methodology, and social psychology, as well as specialized courses in social psychology including interpersonal behavior and advanced research courses on close relationships.
Krueger, J.I., Freestone, D., & DiDonato, T.E. (2012). Twilight of a dilemma: A réplique.
Psychological Inquiry, 23, 85-100. doi:10.1080/1047840X.2012.666930
Krueger, J. I., DiDonato, T. E., & Freestone, D. (2012). Social projection can solve social dilemmas.
Psychological Inquiry, 23, 1-27. doi:10.1080/1047840X.2012.641167
DiDonato, T.E., Krueger, J. I., & Ullrich, J. (2011). Social perception as induction and inference:
an integrative model of intergroup differentiation, ingroup favoritism, and differential accuracy.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(1), 66-83. doi:10.1037/a0021051
DiDonato, T. E. & Krueger, J.I. (2010). Interpersonal affirmation and self-authenticity: A test of
Rogers’s self-growth hypothesis. Self and Identity, 9(3), 322-336. doi: 10.1080/15298860903135008
Krueger, J. I. & DiDonato, T. E. (2010). Sources of social projection: Self-protection and inductive
reasoning. Acta Psychologica, 134, 85-93. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.12.010
DiDonato, T. E. (2008), The surprising effect of facial appearance on political decision-making.
Inquisitive Mind (In-mind) Magazine, 7.
Krueger, J. I., Massey, A. & DiDonato, T. E. (2008). A mater of trust: From social preferences
to the strategic adherence to social norms. Negotiation & Conflict Managment Research,
1, 1, 31.52.
Kruger, J. I. & DiDonato, T. E. (2008). Social categorization and the perception of groups and
group differences. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 2, 2, 733-750.
PY201.01: Social Psychology
PY292.01: Research Methods II
PY419.01: Advanced Topics in Research Psychology
Self and Social Relationships Lab webpage: