Ashton, William

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2699
Office Location: AC-3E05
washton@york.cuny.edu
https://www.york.cuny.edu/Members/washton

Office Hours  
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Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Miami University  Social Psychology  1991 
MA  Miami University  Social Psychology  1988 
BA  Earlham College  Psychology  1984 

I’m a Social Psychologist and specialize in how people perceive and think about other people and the common errors people make when thinking about people.  My specific research interests involve the stigma of mental illness and how people think about blame and responsibility in sexual assault situations. I also have training in Community Psychology and worked for about 10 years outside of academia in community development, namely leadership development and community organizing. I also have interests in fringe areas of Psychology.  I’ve published articles and letters about Jungian Archetypes and anomalous phenomena (e.g. ESP).

Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology
Organizational Psychology
Community Psychology

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Ashton, W. A., & Fuehrer, A. "Effects of gender and gender-role identification of participant and type of social support resource on support seeking." Sex Roles. 28 1993: 461-476.

Miller, A. G., Ashton, W. A., McHoskey, J. W., & Gimbel, J. "What price attractiveness? Stereotype and risk factors in suntanning." Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 20 1990: 1272-1300.

Miller, A. G., Ashton, W. A., & Mishal, M. "Beliefs concerning the features of constrained behavior: The basis for the fundamental attribution error." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 50 1990: 635-650.

Ashton, W. A. "Using the psychic blue dot to teach about science (and pseudoscience)." Journal of Instructional Psychology. 35 2008: 405-415.

Ashton, W. A., & Ashton, B.. "Deception and Detection: The Trickster Archetype in the film, The Big Lebowski, and its Cult Following." Trickster's Way. 5(1) 2009: .

Ashton, W. A.. "Honors Needs Diversity More than the Diverse Need Honors." Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. 10(1) 2009: 65-68.

Ashton, W. A., Ashton, B., Eapen, R, & Mars, E.. "Ad tracking, brand equity research and … your Honors Program?." Honors in Practice. 6 2010: 163-172.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2007: 2182.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2007: 1988.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2007: 1059.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2007: 1415.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2006: 936.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2006: 375.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2006: 1308.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2006: 1484.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2005: 1902.

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"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2005: 938.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2005: 567.

"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries" 2004: 192.

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Heightened Intentions means Heightened Injury: Transgressor’s Intentions on the Victim’s Injury. " March, 2012: Poster session presented at the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA..

" Is the Early eLearner Prepared for Academic Success? " December, 2011: Symposium member, meeting of the CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY..

" Using the Open Internet in Two Psychology Courses. " December, 2011: Paper presented at the meeting of the CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY..

" The Trickster in Pop Culture and Politics " April, 2011: Provost's Lecture Series, City University of New York at York College..

" Transgressor’s and Victim’s Intentions on the Victim’s Level of Injury. " March , 2010: Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Brooklyn, NY...

" Developing and Studying Leadership in Small College Honors Programs A Community/Strengths-Based Approach " October, 2008: National Colligate Honors Council.

" Ad Tracking, Brand Equity Research & … Your Honors Program? " October, 2008: National Colligate Honors Council.

" Charitable Pledging Following the 2004 Tsunami: Social Impact Theory - Was America Stingy? " July, 2007: Hewitt Foundation/Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs Conference on Experimental Approaches to Charitable Giving, Princeton, NJ..

" Do people thing that depressed people are violent? Depressed target’s behavior and label on perceptions of violence. " May, 2006: Poster for the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY..

" Victim intent to avoid injury on observers’ perceptions of injury. " March, 2006: Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Baltimore, MD..

" Was the U.S. stingy? An analysis of tsunami relief donations from a Social Impact Theory perspective. " March, 2006: Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Baltimore, MD..

" Community empowerment and the paradox of participation. " April, 2004: Poster for the Society for Community Research & Action subprogram; Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D.C..

" Using the Psychic Blue Dot to teach about Science (and pseudoscience). " May, 2003: Poster for Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology Poster Session, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois..

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Writing across the Curriculum program, faculty development sem: Spring, 2005.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Journal of the National Colligate Honors Council, review board: Spring, 2008 - present.

Sex Roles; reviewer (referee): January, 2007.

American Psychological Society conference; reviewer for the Social Psychological Study of Social Issues program: 2004.

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Ashton, William
Associate Professor
Behavioral Sciences