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 Dr. Bachman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was educated at the prestigious Philadelphia Girls Academy.  She attended undergraduate courses at Temple University before graduating with distinction from the University of Virginia.  She earned the MA in Experimental Psychology at Villanova University and the PhD in Psychology at the University of Delaware, where she was honored as a "Woman of Promise" for her graduate research.

Professionally, Dr. Bachman applies the tools of social psychology--some of which she developed herself--to questions of prejudice and stereotyping, mergers and acquisitions, and romantic relationships.  All of her full-time professional employment as been at Siena 

Dr. Bachman is married and live in Ballston Spa, NY, where she also pursues her avocation as a potter.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Unknown
Ph.D. Psychology University of Delaware
M.S. Experimental Psychology Villanova University
B.A. Psychology University of Virginia

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
1999 - Now Associate Professor of Psychology Siena College
1993 - 1999 Assistant Professor of Psychology Siena College
1992 - 1992 Evaluation Consultant DuPont Chemicals
1991 - 1992 Summer Institute Minorities Program Reseasrcher University of Delaware
1988 - 1993 Graduate Research Assistant University of Delaware
1988 - 1993 Instructor University of Delaware
1986 - 1988 Graduate Research Assistant Villanova University

Articles & Book Reviews

  • How groups merge: The effects of organization
    Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol. 27
    1998
  • Revisiting the Contact Hypothesis: The induction of a common ingroup identity
    International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 20
    1996
  • The Contact Hypothesis: The role of common ingroup identity on reducing intergroup bias
    Small Group Research, vol. 25
    1994
  • The common ingroup identity model: Re-categorization and the reduction of intergoup bias
    European Review of Social Psychology, vol. 4
    1993

Awards & Distinctions

  • Mentor for Kristina Puzino
    Category: Teaching
    Siena Leadership Institute, 2009
  •  For distinguished dissertation research
    Category: Research
    College of Arts and Sciences, University of Delaware, 1993

Books & Book Chapters

  • Groups at work: Advances in theory and research
    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
    2001
  • Social Identity in Organizatons
    Blackwell
    2001
  • The Social Psychology of Stereotyping and Group Life
    Blackwell
    1997
  • What's So Social About Social Cognition? Research in socially shared cognition in small groups
    Sage Publications
    1996

Presentations

  • Identity in Romantic Relationships: Are you all in or not?
    2015
    Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Identity and the urge to merge in romantic relationshps
    2012
    Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, Illinois
  • The effects of identification level and trust on turnover intentions
    2006
    Association for Psychological Science Convention, New York, New York
  • Organizational Trust Enhances Outgroup Evaluations in Corporate Acquisitions
    2003
    American Psychological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • How groups merge: The effects of merge integration patterns on expectations of organizational commitment
    1996
    Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Intergroup issues in corporate mergers
    1996
    Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Race, face-ism and the popular press: Black face-ism as a function of negative context
    1996
    Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Categorization, Recategorization and Common Ingroup Identity
    1995
    Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Washington, District of Columbia
  • The effects of ingroup and personal status in reaction to organizational mergers
    1995
    Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Washington, District of Columbia
  • The urge to submerge: The effects of the Absorb merger integration pattern
    1995
    American Psychological Society, New York, New York
  • When corporations merge: Organizational identification among employees of acquiring and acquired organizations
    1993
    Eastern Psychological Association, Crystal City, Virginia
  • Racial differences in expression of bias towards the outgroup
    1992
    Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The effects of interpersonal vs. intergroup interactions on generalization toward the outgroup
    1992
    Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts