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Dr. Bradlee Gamblin

Dr. Bradlee Gamblin



2380 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 2017

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Experimental Psychology; University of North Dakota
  • M.S. General Psychology; Eastern Kentucky University
  • B.S. Psychology; Eastern Kentucky University

Courses Taught

  • Psychology of Race and Gender
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Methods in Counseling Research
  • Biological Psychology

Academic Interests

  • Prejudice reduction
  • Aversive racism and implicit bias
  • Prejudice in the courtroom
  • Prejudice and media

Scholarly Activity


  • Gamblin, B. W., Kehn, A., Vanderzanden, K., Ruthig, J. C., Jones, K. M., & Long, B. L. (2018). A comparison of juror decision making in race-based and sexual orientation-based hate crime cases. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-26.
  • Gamblin, B. W., Winslow, M. P., Lindsay, B., Newsom, A. W., & Kehn. A. (2017). Comparing in-person, Sona, and Mechanical Turk measurements of three prejudice-relevant constructs. Current Psychology, 36, 217-224.
  • Ruthig, J. C., Kehn, A., Gamblin, B. W., Vanderzanden, K., & Jones, K. (2017). When women’s gains equal men’s losses: Predicting a zero-sum perspective of gender discrimination. Sex Roles, 76, 17-26.
  • Ruthig, J. C., Gamblin, B. W., Jones, K. M., Vanderzanden, K., & Kehn, A. (2017). Concurrently examining unrealistic absolute and comparative optimism: Temporal shifts, individual-difference and event-specific correlates, and behavioral outcomes. British Journal of Psychology, 108, 107-126.
  • Ruthig, J. C., Jones, K., Vanderzanden, K., Gamblin, B. W., & Kehn, A. (2017). Learning from one’s mistakes: Understanding changes in performance estimates as a function of experience, evaluative feedback, and post-feedback emotions. Social Psychology, 48, 185-193.
  • Kehn, A., Pica, E., & Gamblin, B. W. (2015). Face identification, cross-race. In A. Jamieson & A. A. Moenssens (Eds.), Wiley encyclopedia of forensic science (2nd ed.). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Alogna, V. K., Attaya, M. K., Aucoin, P., Bahnik, S., Birch, S., Birt, A. R., … Zwaan, R. A. (2014). Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990); Contributed study. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 556-578.
  • Gamblin, B. W. (2013). Reducing racism: Attitudes as a function of categorization. The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, 26, 1-16.

Selected Presentations

  • Francisco, R. A.*, & Gamblin, B. W. (2019). Law and order and Facebook: The effects of traditional and online media on perceptions of police. Poster presented at the 2019 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, Portland, OR.
  • Gamblin, B. W., Francisco, R. A.*, & Kehn, A. (2019). Pilot testing a criminal trial transcript for investigating racial bias in the courtroom. Poster presented at the 2019 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, Portland, OR.
  • Gamblin, B. W., Kehn, A., Blum, C.*, & Gonzalez Tellez, D.* (2018). The role of attorney statements in the race salience effect. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Gamblin, B. W., Carstens Namie, E., & Kehn, A. (2017). Inducing the race salience effect through pretrial publicity. Paper presented at the 2017 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Gamblin, B. W., Vanderzanden, K., Jones, K. M., Kehn, A., & Ruthig, J. C. (2016). A structural equation model of juror sentencing decisions in a race-based hate crime. Poster presented at the 17th annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Gamblin, B. W. (2015). Social identity and outgroup derogation: The moral comparison hypothesis. Poster presented at the 2015 Justice and Morality SPSP Preconference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Gamblin, B. W., Fiala, B., Vanderzanden, K., & Kehn, A. (2014). Parasocial contact: The relationship between reality television and homonegativity. Poster presented at the 94th annual Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, OR.
Note: * denotes undergraduate student collaborators

Student Group Advisement

  • Research Advisor: I am always in search of motivated students looking to become involved in psychology research. I have served as research advisor for the following at Northwest:
    • Rachel Francisco (2018-present)
    • Cydney Blum (2017-18)
    • Daniel Gonzalez Tellez (2017-18)
    • Rachel Kuebler (2017-18)
    • Elijah Watkins (2017-18)
    • Tara Eckrich (graduate student, 2018-present)