Taylor Wadian

Taylor W Wadian

Assoc Professor

Professional Summary

Taylor Wadian is a social psychologist whose research interests predominantly center on examining the factors that contribute to antisocial and prosocial behavior.


Ph.D. in Psychology : Kansas State University Manhattan, KS, 2017

M.A. in Social Psychology : University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA, 2009

B.A. in Psychology : Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA, 2007


Peer Reviewed Publications

Wadian, T. W., Sonnentag, T. L., Jones, T. L., & Barnett, M. A. (2019. ) Role of fault attributions and other factors in adults’ attitudes toward hypothetical children with an undesirable characteristic.Psychological Reports, , 122 (1 ) ,411 -428More Information

Sonnentag, T. L., McManus, J. L., Wadian, T. W., & Saucier, D. A (2019. ) Prioritizing morality in the self and consistent moral responses despite situational pressures to respond immorally.Journal of Moral Education, , 48 (4 ) ,412 -422More Information

Sonnentag, T. L., Wadian, T. W., Barnett, M. A., Gretz, M. R., & Bailey, S. M. (2018. ) Characteristics associated with individuals’ caring, just, and brave expressions of the tendency to be a moral rebel.Ethics & Behavior, , 28 (5 ) ,411 -428More Information

Jones, T. L., Wadian, T. W., Barnett, M. A., *Hellmer, M. K., & *Pino, L. N (2018. ) Young children's ability to discriminate between antisocial and prosocial teases.The Journal of Genetic Psychology, , 179 (1 ) ,1 -8More Information

Wadian, T. W., Barnett, M. A., & Sonnentag, T. L (2017. ) Destigmatization by association: Improving children's reactions to an obese storybook character.The Journal of General Psychology, , 144 (2 ) ,130 -139More Information

Wadian, T. W., Jones, T. L., Sonnentag, T. L., & Barnett, M. A. (2016. ) Cyberbullying: Adolescents’ experiences, responses, and their beliefs about their parents' recommended responses.Journal of Education and Developmental Psychology, , 6 (2 ) ,47-52 More Information

Calaway, W. R., Kinsley, J. M., & Wadian, T. W. (2020. ) The role of judicial political affiliation in Criminal Sentencing Outcomes.Wayne Law Review, , 66 (2 ) ,347 -379More Information

Depretis, R., Sonnentag, T. L., Wadian, T. W., & Saeed, Z. (2021. ) Effects of emotion-related stereotype messages on females’ experience and expression of emotion.SN Social Sciences, , Advanced Online Publication , More Information

Guzman, T., Meehan, A., Bissmeyer, E., Schornak, L., & Wadian, T. (2021. ) Inquiry-based research experiences within the psychology curricula: A student’s perspective and recommendations .Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio Journal, , 27 ,8 -29

Sonnentag, T.L. & Wadian, T.W. (2022. ) Moral Rebels: Measuring individuals’ tendency for principled resistance to morally compromising situations.Personality and Individual Differences, , 184 , More Information

Moore, A., Sonnentag, T., & Wadian, T. (2022. ) Explaining differences in Black and White students’ expected academic success: why professors’ race matters.SN Social Sciences, , 2 (8 ) , More Information

Wadian, T. (2023. ) Transforming the Lecture: How to Create Non-Linear Lectures to Promote Active and Engaged Learning .The Journal for Research and Practice in College Teaching, , 8 (1 ) ,92 -103

Book Chapter

Miller-Hargis, A., Odum, T., Wadian, T. W., Harte, H (2021 ) Perspectives of Inclusion in the Social Sciences Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for the Classroom .(pp. 58 -70).University of Cincinnati Press (Co-Author)