Dr. Ann Fischer is a member of both the Psychology Department faculty and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program faculty at Southern Illinois University. Her laboratory and research programs focus primarily on diversity issues such as gender, sexuality, and culture as related to social identity, power, prejudice, internalization of societal norms, and mental health.
In addition to maintaining an independent research program, Dr. Fischer also contributes to the scientific community through editorial service to numerous research and professional journals (e.g., Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist). She has received a number of honors and awards (e.g., Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Oliva Espin Social Justice Award, Florence Denmark Mentoring Award).
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
- Social Cognition
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Enns, C. Z., & Fischer, A. R. (2012). On the complexity of multiple feminist identities. The Counseling Psychologist, 40(8), 1149-1163.
- Fischer, A. R., & Bolton Holz, K. (2010). Testing a model of women’s personal sense of justice, control, well-being, and distress in the context of sexist discrimination. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34, 397-410.
- Bettendorf, S. K., & Fischer, A. R. (2009). Cultural strengths as moderators of the relationship between acculturation to the mainstream U.S. society and eating- and body-related concerns among Mexican American women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 430-440.
- Buchanan, T., Fischer, A. R., Tokar, D. M., & Yoder, J. D. (2008). Testing a culture-specific extension of objectification theory regarding African American women's body image. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 697-719.
- Fischer, A. R. (2006). Women's benevolent sexism as reaction to hostility. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 410-416.
- Fischer, A. R., & Good, G. E. (2004). Women’s feminist consciousness, anger, and psychological distress. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 437-446.
- Fischer, A. R., Tokar, D. M., Mergl, M., Good, G. E., Hill, M. S., & Blum, S. A. (2000). Assessing women’s feminist identity development: Studies of convergent, discriminant, and structural validity. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 15-29.
- Fischer, A. R., & Shaw, C. M. (1999). Perceived racial discrimination and self-esteem in African American youth: Racial socialization as a protective factor. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 395-407.
- Fischer, A. R., Jome, L. M., & Atkinson, D. R. (1998). Reconceptualizing multicultural counseling: Universal healing conditions in a culturally-specific context. The Counseling Psychologist, 26, 525-588.
- Fischer, A. R., & DeBord, K. A. (2013). Critical questioning of social and feminist identity development literature: Themes, principles, and tools. In C. Z. Enns & E. N. Williams (Eds.), Handbook of feminist multicultural counseling psychology (pp. 87-111). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Fischer, A. R., & DeBord, K. A. (2007). Perceived conflicts between affirmation of religious diversity and affirmation of sexual diversity. In K. J. Bieschke, R. M. Perez, & K. A. DeBord (Eds.), Handbook of counseling and psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients (2nd ed., pp. 317-339). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Child Psychology
- Clinical & Counseling Psychology
- Cross-Cultural Psychology
- Diversity Theory and Research
- Ethics & Professional Issues
- Individual Differences
- Psychological Construction of Gender
- Psychology of Women
- Research Methods (graduate & undergraduate)
- Supervision of Psychotherapy
- Theories of Psychotherapy
Ann R. Fischer
Department of Psychology
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-6502
- Phone: (618) 453-3560
- Fax: (618) 453-3563