Robert D. Mather, Ph.D.

Books by Robert D. Mather
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Implicit Biases and the Unconscious: Liberal Biases, Racial Prejudice, and Politics (2021)
What happens when you mimic someone and don’t know that you do it? How do our automatic thoughts affect our stereotypes of others? Is discrimination an inevitability because of our hard-wired tendencies to categorize others as either ingroup or outgroup? What can we do to reduce our own biases? Does free will exist? Social automaticity is our unconscious thinking about other people. In Implicit Biases and the Unconscious, Mather discusses the basics of social psychology, stereotypes, discrimination, bias correction, and persuasion. Using the most current research, he frames much of the discussion around the examples of liberal biases in the field of psychology, racial prejudice (for example, diversity trainings), and politics. A thought provoking read for psychology novices, field experts, and any individual with an open mind. 

Coming Soon!

Implicit Biases and the Unconscious: Liberal Biases, Racial Prejudice, and Politics (2021)


What happens when you mimic someone and don’t know that you do it? How do our automatic thoughts affect our stereotypes of others? Is discrimination an inevitability because of our hard-wired tendencies to categorize others as either ingroup or outgroup? What can we do to reduce our own biases? Does free will exist? Social automaticity is our unconscious thinking about other people. In Implicit Biases and the Unconscious, Mather discusses the basics of social psychology, stereotypes, discrimination, bias correction, and persuasion. Using the most current research, he frames much of the discussion around the examples of liberal biases in the field of psychology, racial prejudice (for example, diversity trainings), and politics. A thought provoking read for psychology novices, field experts, and any individual with an open mind.



Mather, R. D.,  & Romo, A. (2007). Automaticity and cognitive control in social behavior. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead. ISBN 1-59871-165-3.


How much control do we have over our own thoughts? How do we form impressions of other people? Mather and Romo discuss social cognition research that deals with the unconscious, called social automaticity. They discuss the cognitive processes involved in stereotypes and discrimination, persuasion, how we form impressions of other people, and how we can correct our own biases. Automaticity and Cognitive Control in Social Behavior has been used as a textbook in both undergraduate and graduate university courses. 


Knight, M., & Mather, R. D. (2008). The analysis of variance: An integrated approach to experimental design. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt. ISBN 978-0-7575-5167-3.


The Analysis of Variance: An Integrated Approach to Experimental Design contains a technical study of calculations within the statistical method of the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and gives examples for many different ANOVA designs. Knight and Mather also teach how to integrate experimental design into teaching the ANOVA by outlining the computational algorithn of the Dahlke Procedure. The Analysis of Variance: An Integrated Approach to Experimental Design is used as a textbook in undergraduate university psychological statistics courses. 



Mather, R. D., & Hancock, J. (Eds.) (2011). The essential Knight: The art of reviewing books in psychology. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead. ISBN 978-1-59871-496-8.

Mather and Hancock give a brief history of book reviews as scholary works in the field of psychology. The Essential Knight: The Art of Reviewing Books in Psychology includes the complete book review works of psychology professor Mike Knight as examples of book reviews being stand-alone scholarly works with original ideas, critical review, philosophy of science, and elegant writing.